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Trial begins for parents of starved boy

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Jury selection began Monday for the trial of the parents of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly starved to death.

The skeletal remains of Jonathan Ramsey were found dumped in a field in Ennis last year.

Aaron and Elizabeth Ramsey are accused of locking him in his room and feeding him only bread and water for months.

Aaron Ramsey told police he punished his son for behaving badly and punching his stepmother in the stomach, which caused her to miscarry triplets.

According to court documents, the boy went from weighing about 90 pounds to 60 pounds. He became too weak to walk and was so hungry that he ate his own feces. He died sometime in August.

Aaron Ramsey admitted to finding him dead, changing him into his favorite t-shirt and placing him in a sleeping bag with dryer sheets to mask the smell, police said.

The couple was charged with felony injury to a child.

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