A woman beat and tortured at least some of her 15 children and forced them to watch as she killed their pets, authorities said. New Mexico is the latest place where the woman and her husband have been the subject of complaints.
Martha Crouch and her husband, Timothy Crouch, of Aztec were arrested Monday after interviews with a number of their adult and young children living in different states, according to court records. It was not immediately clear whether all the allegations made by the children had been verified by authorities.
State officials say documents also point to prior complaints involving the couple in Missouri, Alaska, Kansas and Montana.