Joshua Tree Couple Found Living In Plywood Shack Reunited With KidsA judge in San Bernardino County ruled Thursday that Daniel Panico and Mona Kirk can bring home the children, who'll still remain under county supervision.
'They Were Never In Any Danger:' California Parents Who Housed Kids In Desert Shack ReleasedThe San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said their three children — between 11 and 14 years old — had been living in the shack without running water, bathrooms or electricity for several years near Joshua Tree
Friends Defend Joshua Tree Couple Accused Of Child Cruelty, Abuse"I don't think they are guilty of anything, other than being poor," said Leanna Monroe. "This family is a giving, caring, loving family."
Couple Held On Cruelty Charge After Kids Are Found Living In Plywood ShackOfficials said the property had no electricity or running water. The property, they reported, had mounds of trash and human feces strewn about.