“When I talked to him tonight… the 10-minute phone call I was allowed to have with him, he is on the verge of going into a seizure,” Suzeanna said.
David is currently living in a group home about 60 miles from his parents.
The Georgia Division of Family and Children services said in a statement, “Case managers continue to work with the parents…so the family can be restored as quickly as possible.”
“They’re facing real criminal charges,” said criminal defense attorney Rachel Kugel. “I think even if they beat the criminal case… They still are definitely in hot water with regard to Child Protective Services.”
In a statement, the Twiggs County sheriff defended the charges against the Brills, saying, “It is my duty to enforce state law.”
The Brills say they understand that, but they were just trying to help their son. Asked if they consider themselves criminals, Suzeanna said no. Added Matthew, “I’m a father that did what it took to make sure my son was okay.”