UPDATE: Mallos Plead Guilty to Child Endangerment Charges

By: Jeremy Edwards, Anna Baxter Email
By: Jeremy Edwards, Anna Baxter Email
Two more members of a notorious family in Charleston have admitted to letting their grandchildren live in deplorable conditions.

(WSAZ Photo / Dave MacQueen)

UPDATE 3:00 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two more members of a notorious family in Charleston have admitted to letting their grandchildren live in deplorable conditions.

Carolyn and Alexander Mallo both pleaded guilty to child endangerment charges on Monday.

Investigators say they found their home filled with trash, roaches and feces back in 2008.

Carolyn was sentenced to ten months in jail, but she will get credit for the time she has already served in jail.

Alexander will be sentenced to June 24.

Mallo's daughter Trina was also living in the house with her three children when investigators searched the home.

She was sentenced to one to five years in prison on child neglect charges in December.

The Mallo's son, Thomas, is the 14 year old who pleaded guilty in the death of a woman in Charleston. He will be sentenced as an adult later this year.

ORIGINAL STORY 12/14/09
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The daughter of a couple from Charleston charged with child neglect accepted a plea deal Monday morning in Kanawha County.

Trina Mallo pleaded guilty to one count of child neglect, and in return, the second count was dropped. She'll serve between 1 and 5 years in prison, including the time she's already served.

The trial for her parents, Carolyn and Alexander Mallo, was delayed until March 29, 2010.

On Monday, the judge ordered a mental evaluation for Alexander after his attorney said he was talking with dead people last week. The attorney said he was talking to his grandfather and a childhood friend.

All of the Mallos remain in the South Central Regional Jail.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Three members of a Charleston family were in court Thursday to answer charges after police found them living in what they called "deplorable conditions."

Carolyn and Alexander Mallo, along with their daughter, Trina Mallo, are charged with child neglect creating risk of serious bodily injury. They were indicted last month on the charges.

During their arraignment Thursday, all three Mallos pleaded not guilty.

Last summer, five adults and three children were found living in their home on Frame Street. Investigators found it filled with trash and roaches.

Police say they first realized the conditions of the home when they arrived to arrest a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his 84-year-old neighbor.

All three of the Mallos will go on trial Monday, December 14.


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