March 30, 2011
Father faces trial on 10 charges of child neglect
Boone County "” William Knell, 55, whom police say has a history of leaving his children in "deplorable" conditions, is to be tried May 9 on 10 counts of child neglect.
Knell's wife, Catherine Knell, 47, had also faced 10 child neglect charges,
Det.-Capt. Maurice Hobson on Oct. 25 last year revealed the Knell home at 1610 Ashley Drive was layered in filth, overrun by cockroaches, with "rotting food" in the refrigerator, bathrooms and bedrooms, and toilets "filled with ***."
"The chair that Mr. Knell had been sitting in appeared to be covered in urine and ***," Essex said.