When the couple showed up at an urgent care clinic with their emaciated twin daughters in December 2016, the young parents knew it was bad.
But nurses at the urgent care clinic were horrified by what they described to police as “the worst case of child abuse they had seen,” according to KJRH. Nurses told police that they watched a maggot crawl out of a wound on one of the children. One of the girls had feces in her ears, and looked like a skeleton.
Aislyn Miller, the 24-year-old mother, told police in Owasso, Okla. that she knew the 9-month-old baby girls were not in good condition, the Tulsa World reports. Miller allegedly told police that she and Kevin Fowler, 25, were “new parents” who didn’t have much experience with young children.
The girls only weighed eight pounds each when they arrived at the clinic, PIX 11 reports. They were starving, were covered in bedsores and had severe diaper rash.
A strand of hair was wrapped around one of the twin girls’ fingers, and her hand had become infected because it was there so long, the Associated Press reports. Nurses called police when the realized what bad condition the young children were in.
“It’s what we would term as shocking and heinous,” said Kristi Simpson, who investigated the incident for the Department of Human Services, according to the Tulsa World.
When police investigated the home where the children were living, they found…