Details emerge about death of 11-year-old, Parents charged - WKRN News 2

Details emerge about death of 11-year-old, Parents charged

Posted: Updated: Feb 13, 2014 02:37 AM
Tyler Raines' father, Jack Raines, 37 Tyler Raines' father, Jack Raines, 37
Tyler Raines' step-mother, Amanda Raines, 33. Tyler Raines' step-mother, Amanda Raines, 33.
Courtesy: Commercial Appeal Courtesy: Commercial Appeal
HORN LAKE, Miss. -

A father and step-mother in Mississippi were charged Tuesday in the death of an 11-year-old Mississippi boy, and more details regarding the boy's death emerged Wednesday.

According to jail records, 37-year-old Jack Raines and 33-year-old Amanda Raines remain jailed on $250,000 bond.

The Commercial Appeal reported the boy, Tyler Raines, died last Thursday.  He was found in the bathroom, severely malnourished and weighing just 56 pounds.

The father and step-mother had called 911 to report his death.

Horn Lake Police Lt. Scott Evans said in a news conference Wednesday that "multiple" siblings were taken into protective custody.

Authorities also reported the boy was home schooled for at least the past two years, but the other children in the home attended school.

WREG reports family members who saw the boy's body stated he had bruises all over his body, what appeared to be cigarette burns on his face, and ligature marks on his arms and legs.

"I can speak personally. Shock, horror," said District Attorney Steven Jubera on Wednesday. "I don't think anybody who saw the child will ever be left unaffected."

"It has been one of the toughest cases that I've had to work," said Evans.

Jack and Amanda Raines are each charged with one count of capital murder and one count of felony child abuse and neglect.

*The Commercial Appeal and WREG contributed to this report.

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