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In a Wednesday, March 7, 2012 file photo, a Montgomery Count sheriff's deputy walks away from an old school bus where two children were found living on their own, in Spendora, Texas. On Tuesday, Jan. 22., 2013, a judge in Conroe, Texas dismissed the custody case against Mark and Sherrie Shorten, who were in prison when the children, then 11 and 5, were found living alone. The Shortens had left the children in the care of an aunt but she became overwhelmed.

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