David and Angel Schonabaum Wiki – Biography
The boy’s parents, David and Angel Schonabaum, were arrested and charged with child neglect after they woke up to find their young son soaked in blood last Wednesday, 14News reported. The boy’s aunt, Delania Thurman, who lived in the same home in Evansville, was also arrested on the same charge. The boy, who was covered in bite marks on his forehead, cheek, nose, thigh, foot, arm, fingers and toes, lost a significant amount of blood, according to arrest affidavits obtained by the local station. The rodents had bitten his right arm from the elbow to the hand and had bitten off parts of his fingers, exposing his bones, police said. The baby was flown to a hospital in Indianapolis, where doctors gave him a blood transfusion after his temperature dropped to 93.5 degrees, the station reported. The family’s home on South Linwood Avenue, where the boy’s 3- and 6-year-old siblings and his 2- and 5-year-old cousins also lived, was filled with clutter, trash and rat droppings, police said. Evansville Police Sgt. Anna Gray said the stomach-churning scene was one of the worst cases of child neglect she has seen in her career over decades.
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It’s really hard to see that and sometimes it’s really hard to stay composed and be professional,” she told 14News. The baby’s father told investigators that he started having a rodent problem in March and that Terminix exterminators were treating the house. But the rat attack on the baby was not the first time that vermin have eaten children in the home. According to the affidavit, two children at the home told a teacher at their school on Sept. 1 that mice had bitten their toes while they were sleeping. Four days later, an Indiana Department of Child Services employee visited the home, where Thurman claimed the marks on her son’s toes were probably just scratches from the bed frame, the news station reported. DCS reviewed a safety plan with the family and a DCS representative was scheduled to return to the home just one day after the baby was bitten by rats. A case manager had been visiting the home twice a week since April due to previous reports involving the children, including a claim last year that a child was injured due to lack of supervision and a claim in June that David Schonabaum had physically abused one of the children. DCS did not comment on the negligence allegations.