Pa. pair face parenting classes due to cockroaches

October 3, 2012 7:00:42 AM PDT
A Pittsburgh-area couple whose home was condemned due to cockroach infestation last month, can avoid prosecution for endangering their four young children if they take parenting classes for 90 days.

A Clairton district judge on Tuesday postponed a preliminary hearing on the endangerment charges until Jan. 8 to give 32-year-old Cindy Nehila and her 24-year-old husband, David Nehila, time to finish the classes. The couple's oldest child is 10.

Clairton police say the couple initially tried to blame the cockroaches on a neighboring building, but officers found filthy conditions and layers of cockroaches in the house. The bugs were so bad, they were threatening to infest the homes of neighbors, who called an exterminator.

The couple's attorney, William Helzlsouer tells The Associated Press, "There was a problem and that problem is being remedied."


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