I don't know why everyone is so upset about this. I have learned a few things over the years, and perhaps I can share that knowlege with everyone.
Starvation is a good way to go. It's painless. Just ask Terri Schiavo.
Killing animals is good. Just ask PETA.
Perhaps if this family was a member of PETA, they would not only have avoided jail time but maybe even earned a medal.
i came in here to post exactly that..