October 23, 2014
The parents of a 4-year-old boy who died when he was forgotten for 17 hours in a sun-baked family vehicle are due in a Las Vegas court Friday to face murder and child neglect charges.
Stanley and Colleen Rimer were arrested Wednesday after police say they found filthy living conditions in the childrens' living area at their home, and a history of physical abuse of their children.
Jason Rimer was found dead June 9 in the family's Ford Excursion, a day after he and his parents and five older brothers arrived home from church.
Police say the boy, who was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy after birth, still wore diapers and functioned like a 2-year-old and was unable to get out of the vehicle.
Other Rimer children, including a teenage daughter who no longer lived at the house, told police they were beaten and punched and were warned not to speak with Clark County Child Protective Services case workers. Agency officials reported 21 referrals involving the family since 1988.