Sad story of course, but this item is too shallow by far. That feces was smelled on the cage tells me immediately that the child was habitually playing with feces. Think about that running around your house.
Now the state will have the pleasure of caring for this child and likely the State had previously rejected such a choice. This is also a severe case and may well include retardation as well with no possible happy outcome.
You must understand that such a child needs 24/7 supervision in order to live normally in a like community. He will do well there.
The parents have done as best they can for as long as was possible.
Deputies: Autistic girl locked in cage inside Jonesborough home