BRADLEY COUNTY — Skyler Bates is all smiles. But the 10-year-old has been through more pain than most adults can imagine.
"I've lost two brothers, my family has been torn apart," he said.
Skyler lost his two younger brothers, River and Leland, nearly two years ago. His mother, Tasha Bates, is serving life behind bars. Last year, she was found guilty in connection with the deaths of her sons. A medical examiner ruled the two died of overheating, likely from being left in a hot car.