Today: Foster parents in court for disturbing discovery of handcuffed child

Hello. It's Monday, November 18. This is Christine Nelson with your first look at the stories we're covering on WBTV News This Morning from 4:30-7:00 a.m.

When I heard about this story I was so disturbed. A Union County man and woman will be in court today after officials discovered their foster child handcuffed on the porch with a dead chicken around his neck. Who does that?! A judge will certainly be going over the details when the couple arrives in court today. There is another twist to the story. Wait until you hear was the foster mother does for a living.

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