NC Couple Accused Of Tying Son to Tree Charged

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Tarboro, N.C. (AP) A couple accused of killing their 13-year-old son by tying him to a tree for two nights have appeared in a North Carolina courtroom to face charges.

Attorneys appeared today with 41-year-old Brice Brian McMillan And his wife, 36-year-old Sandra Elizabeth McMillan.

Edgecombe County District Court Judge Joseph Harper told the two they are charged with murder and felony child abuse. A probable cause hearing was scheduled for July 2nd.

Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said the McMillans are accused of tying the boy to a tree for two nights to punish him for disobedience. He was found unresponsive outside the house on Thursday.