The defense attorneys for all five suspects who were arrested after emaciated children were found in a New Mexico compound, filed motions to dismiss all charges Thursday.
Authorities have identified the body of a boy found at a New Mexico compound as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, a missing 3-year-old whose father is accused of abducting him in November, according to the state's Office of the Medical Investigator.
A search for a missing boy 3-year-old boy from Georgia led to the discovery of 11 emaciated children living in squalor in New Mexico.
Stacks of tires, piles of trash and plastic sheets surrounded the squalid New Mexico compound, shrouding what was happening inside: five adults, including a fugitive wanted in the disappearance of his young son, living with 11 emaciated children.
The rescue of 11 hungry children in Amalia, New Mexico, on Friday began with a mysterious tip delivered to a detective across the country, in Clayton County, Georgia, from where young Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj vanished in November.
The 11 children were so famished, the sheriff said, they "looked like third-world country refugees."