La PORTE — A La Porte County couple has been charged in connection with the death of their 4-year-old son, and are behind bars at the La Porte County Jail awaiting initial court hearings.

Alan Dale Morgan, 28, faces charges of murder, neglect of a dependent, and cruelty to an animal. Mary Elizabeth Yoder, 26, is charged with neglect, cruelty to an animal and failure to make a report.

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