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Jake Kimbley's parents indicted on child endangerment charges

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Jake Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office) Jake Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Sheriff's Office)
David Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Jail) David Kimbley. (Source: Smith County Jail)
Sabrina Kimbley. Photo Source: Smith County Jail. Sabrina Kimbley. Photo Source: Smith County Jail.
Sabrina and David Kimbley in cuffs in a Smith County courtroom on Thursday. Sabrina and David Kimbley in cuffs in a Smith County courtroom on Thursday.
SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

The parents of toddler Jake Kimbley, whose body was found inside a septic tank near his family's home, are facing charges.

David and Sabrina Kimbley have been indicted on child endangerment charges.

Both David and Sabrina are charged with 13 counts each of child endangerment for the living children.

Each of the 26 total counts are state jail felonies.

The bond on each indictment is $100,000, totaling a $1.3 million bond each.

Sabrina refused the court-appointed attorney; her attorney remains Reeve Jackson.

David accepted the court-appointed attorney, Zack Davis.

Both Sabrina and David have been placed under arrest, but have not yet been transported to the Smith County Jail.

Jake went missing last Tuesday afternoon. He was found last Wednesday morning around 1:30 in his family's septic tank, about 15 feet behind the house in the woods.

The autopsy results on Kimbley have come back twice as pending. More conclusive results are expected in about a month.

CPS took five children living in the Kimbley home into state custody last week. A routine hearing to determine what kind of rights the Kimbleys have to the remaining children was Thursday afternoon.

The five children are still in state custody, placed in separate foster homes. The next hearing regarding the parent's visitation rights will be held next Friday.

The case involving the death of Jake Kimbley is still pending, and is currently under investigation.

We're working on more details on the Kimbley's indictment. Stay tuned to KLTV 7 and KLTV.com for the absolute latest.


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