A couple accused of leaving a 2-year-old in deplorable conditions last month is scheduled to face a judge.
Ignacio Castro and Hendyliz Marrero were arrested at the end January after the child was found by a neighbor to be home alone with water running.
The couple lived on Ashford Street in Hartford.
Police said when they arrived to the home, they had to wait outside for firefighters to arrive. They said the conditions inside were so disgusting that they couldn't enter for safety reasons.
Investigators said in a police report that there were dogs inside with feces and urine throughout the apartment. There were also extension cords strew about the apartment and dirty dishes piled up in the sink.
The child was placed with another family by the Department of Children and Families while the investigation was underway.
Castro and Marrero were charged with risk of injury and placed on a $100,000 bond.
Both are due in Hartford Superior Court.
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