Seven-year-old Adrian Jones’ life was cut short by the hands of his father and stepmother, who were sentenced to life in prison.
Jones was tortured daily by being isolated from outsiders, confined in filthy, mice-infested homes where he was “home-schooled.”
In several instances, Adrian was shown strapped to a table and blindfolded, or standing in neck-deep water in the family’s dirty swimming pool overnight. In other photographs, his mouth looks bloody and bruised, his teeth rotting, his hands swollen from being restrained, the Kansas City Star reported.
In another picture, Adrian appears to be tied up with a plate of food in front of him, a bar of soap in his mouth.
During Adrian’s final days in 2015, the young boy was trapped in a white-tiled shower stall and left to die. His body was then fed to the family’s pigs. The young boy’s remains were found in a livestock pen on the family’s property on Nov. 20, 2015.
Many reports were made about the abuse of Adrian but the young boy was failed due to constant moving of the family.
A wrongful-death lawsuit has been filed in Kansas and Missouri by Adrian’s biological mother, maternal grandmother, and oldest sister. It contends that child service agencies failed to keep Adrian out of harm’s way.
“Despite all the warning signs, the hotline calls, and the evidence of the child’s mistreatment, they effectively allowed his father and stepmother to continue to abuse, torture, and ultimately murder the little boy, while they stood idly by, writing it all down,” the family’s lawyer claimed in the lawsuit.