A couple has been jailed for 130 years in prison each over the sickening abuse of their emaciated nine-month-old twin daughters.
Aislyn Miller, 24, and Kevin Fowler, 25, were convicted of five counts of felony child neglect each last month in Owasso, Oklahoma.
On Monday, Judge William Musseman granted a prosecutors’ request to see the pair jailed for the maximum term.
He slammed the couple for their ‘heinous’ treatment of the girls who weighed just eight pounds each when they were found in December last year.
Aislyn Miller, 24, and Kevin Fowler, 25, (pictured in their mugshots last year) were jailed for 130 years each on Monday
‘It’s my estimation that your kids were on death’s door,’ he told the court on Monday at the hearing which Tulsa World attended.
The pair were arrested in December last year after doctors at an urgent care called police when they brought the girls in for treatment.
When officers searched their squalid home, there were cat feces smeared on the walls.
Both girls had severe nappy rashes and sores. One had a piece of hair tied around her finger and the other had feces in her ear.
The couple’s two older children who were aged two and three at the time were also neglected but the treatment they received was not as severe as the twin baby girls.
Doctors said that as they were examining the pair, a maggot crawled out of one’s genitals.
After their arrest, Miller and Fowler told police they both struggled balancing being parents with working long hours at a Macy’s Distribution Center.
They also said they had limited health insurance which stopped them from seeking medical help for the girls but they denied the charges against them.
Police said the family’s home in Owasso, Oklahoma, was covered in cat feces and maggots
Miller and Fowler’s two older children also lived in the home. They were also neglected but not to the same heinous extent as the twin baby girls
Miller’s parents Johnny and Cathey are also accused of neglect and failure to report. They are yet to stand trial but deny the charges
Fowler’s mother and both of Miller’s parents are also accused in the same case.
They all pleaded not guilty after they were arrested in December.
Fowler’s mother Rita, 65, also faces charges. Her trial began on November 13
Investigators who testified at the couple’s trial however said it was the worst case of child abuse they had ever seen.
They compared the girls to ‘skeletons’
After the girls were rescued from the home, neighbors revealed that they did not know there had been children living inside.
Rita Fowler, Kevin’s 65-year-old mother and Aislyn’s parents Johnny and Cathey Miller are also facing charges of child neglect and failure to report.
They all pleaded guilty after their arrests last year.
During a preliminary hearing last year, DHS investigator Kristi Simpson described the babies’ as ‘shocking and heinous.’