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Couple arrested in Minnesota, accused of killing Spokane boy

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FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -

Two people are in jail In Minnesota tonight, accused of murdering a little boy from Spokane.

The little boy, 6-year-old Justis Burland, and his brother had been under their grandmother's care until last summer, when she signed over custody of them to a some old friends of hers in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Last week, police say Burland was taken to the hospital, but he was already dead and showing clear signs that he had been severely abused, tortured, and neglected.     

Officers arrested the couple he was living with, 40-year-old Bobbie Bishop and 44-year-old Walter Wynhoff, for murder. A Judge set their bails at $2,000,000 each.  

While the couple had been reported for child abuse, some neighbors say they had no idea anything was wrong inside their home.

"Those people were very quiet, we didn't expect anything from them," neighbor Curtis Drake told KHQ.

The little boy's siblings are now in protective custody.

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