Parents Charged in Death of Child
May. 10, 1999
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ The parents of a 2-year-old boy who died after being stung 400 times by yellow jackets were charged with aggravated child abuse for allegedly waiting more than seven hours to summon medical help.
Police looked for Wylie and Kelly Johnson on Monday. Arrest warrants for the two were issued last week.
The Johnsons are believed to be members of Bible Reader's Fellowship, a tiny evangelical group that shuns medical treatment.
Harrison Johnson was stung in September while playing in a mobile home park in Town 'n Country, a Tampa suburb. The toddler wasn't breathing and had no pulse when paramedics arrived.
Police said it appears Harrison slowly succumbed to the large amount of toxin injected by the insects.