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Couple accused of abuse, keeping children in filthy living conditions

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(Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Cobb County Sheriff's Office)

A Cobb County couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they kept their children in filthy living conditions.

Richard Coolidge and Amanda Lufkins are both charged with cruelty to child and battery, family violence after being arrested.

Bond has been set at $25,000.

Police say the suspects were arrested at a residence in the 4800 block of Chapelle Court after calls of a domestic dispute.

Upon entering the home, officers say they smelled the odor of urine and feces throughout the residence. Several knives and other sharp objects were also seen in areas accessible to small children who live in the home.

Other observations included a lack of air conditioning, no hot water, and kids were having to sleep two and three to a bed.

Warrants state a 12, 6, 4, 2 and one year old were living in the residence. On occasion the children were subjected to witnessing each other being abused including being pushed off the couch, hit on the head with sticks and pushed down the stairs 

They have since been placed in protective custody.

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