Skip to comments.Boy who died of dehydration was punished for wetting bed
Posted on 08/27/2011 6:43:12 AM PDT by Dallas59
Documents obtained a day after Jonathan James father and stepmother were arrested in his death show how the boy suffered while he was denied drinking water for five days in July. And in an interview Friday, Jonathans grandmother said that he had called her in late June to say he was afraid to live with his father and stepmother for a month-long, court-ordered custody visit.
Jonathan died July 25 after he collapsed at the Red Bird home of his father and stepmother, and rescuers were unable to revive him
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I am livid over this
The boy had complete garbage for parents.
Bedwetting can result from allergies. It can also signal sleep disturbances. Those morons.
God bless that poor little boy and embrace his soul in Your eternal loving care.
Monsters. They look like they could use some food deprivation.
If the kids do not want to go there is a reason. This stupid “parental alienation syndrom” is another of Satan’s lies constructed by some “psychologist”.
STOP MAKING KIDS GO ON VISITS.
I didn’t hire one fat male attorney who said “The Court can make them go.”
It’s been over 100 degrees every day since June in the Dallas area, while these two animals were withholding water from his son.
I wish I were on that jury.By the looks of them, we’d have to get a reinforced gurney for their last ride on the Huntsville Trolley to Eternity.
Unbelievable worthless scumbags. Too bad the kid didn’t have a choice who his parents were. I’m sure they richly deserve the fate they’ll get in prison. Each should be spayed and neutered AT THE MINIMUM.
There are times when cruel and unusual punishments are fitting for the guilty. This is one such case.
I’m so sorry I clicked on this. Poor, poor little boy. Vile, moronic parents.
Of course, bed-wetting can be VERY psychological. Often abuse leads to bed-wetting.
So sad. Looks like they should be denied a few meals.
No trial. Just cut off their eyelids so they cannot close their eyes and then put a gun right between those same eyes. Make them watch.
60 cents each and this earth will be the better for it. Don’t bury them, just dump their fat carcasses in the desert and let the vultures take care of the bodies.
Rest in peace, young child, you have been rescued from an earthly hell, obviously. God’s speed.
Easy now, you don't want the PETA people swarming over here. The bodies would be the equivalent of super-sized McDonalds.
They should be charged with murder. And as we all know, Texas kills its killers.
White folks in Red Bird?
Evidently they didn’t let this kid out of the house to get near a spigot an hose for water or to shower once a day where he could also “steal” water from this trash who clearly kept him imprisoned for 5 days to keep him from water....
Texas needs to stick those two rabid fat asses yesterday.
105 is the forecast for this weekend in the Panhandle. Been to hot this year....crops an livestock are losses that will take lots of water an work to overcome.
“They should be charged with murder.”
Absolutely, those monsters deserved to be executed. No doubt in my mind at all.
What a horrible story.
Anyway, I don't want to make this a pity-party post, rather, with the previous data as some evidence of my bona fides to opine authoritatively on the topic, I sincerely believe that the parents of this deceased child deserve to have their genitalia removed with pliers, to ensure they will not be afforded any more opportunities for failed experiments in parenting.
“I used to be awakened to a strap across my bare butt...”
Not a pity party, Gargantua, but prayers your way for the treatment you endured. I hope you stay strong, courageous, and kind. Your Father didn’t deserve the blessing of a son.
Two of my kids were bed wetters . It’s just one of lifes little quirks that you have to deal with until they get older.
I refuse to believe any slander these parents say to defend their actions. The boy can no longer defend himself against what I believe to be false charges of bedwetting.
Yeah, that says a lot doesn’t it?
This is just gross inhumanity. They made him stay in an un-air-conditioned room IN THE SUN!?!?!? That IS torture, the Japanese and Vietnamese did that to prisoners.
Of course he was wetting the bed, he was being TORTURED!!!
Our court system is so jacked up. The kid calls his grandma for help. The court’s essentially prevented his mom and grandparents from saving him.
When my cousins were the subject of a vicious divorce, they always interviewed the kids in private to make sure they weren’t scared of going with a particular parent. By 10, they were very clear and vocal about where they wanted to go. Even though their mother was a lunatic, she was smart enough to know that if she didn’t pamper and spoil them, they’d start refusing to visit with her.
The wacky thing is, before 10, she kidnapped them, was on the lamb for 3 months and didn’t get caught until she had a wreck on the interstate putting them all in the hospital. Stupid courts gave her visitation rights again!! That was Oklahoma.
From what the news is reporting it is easier to get a conviction for child endangerment than it is for murder and the penalties are the same, in this case up to 99 years in prison.
One of my kids used to wet the bed too. Hello, plastic mattress cover. Just keep doing the sheets. Eventually they outgrow it. Don’t shame them at all, it’s not done on purpose.
Some people really are too supid to be allowed to breed
Some people really are too supid to be allowed to breed
I believe they should be denied water until their deaths. They should be made to feel the agony they brought upon that precious young man.
I wonder what the judge thinks about his/her decision to force him to stay with these animals.
I believe this child is in a beautiful place now with plenty of living water to drink.
Why are these two worthless pieces of sh*t still breathing some of my oxygen?
flay both those fat pigs to death
they look like circus freaks..
some poor kids born into such depravity
The poor child. This is heartbreaking.
He asked me if my son, when he need to pee, would dance around, like most kids, before finally giving up play and go.
I said no, that as soon as he had to go, he went.
The doc said: “Don't let him. Make him hold it for a bit.”
The problem was that that by not doing the pee- dance, the bladder hadn't stretch out to overnight capacity.
The “treatment” worked like a charm.
I agree. Go Old Testament on those 2 devils.
An eye for an eye...
Those 2 better be facing the death penalty, and they better get it. I hope Texas has installed a fastlane on Death Row by now.
As Ron White says, “In Texas, if you kill someone, we will kill you back.”
A pair of pliers and a blowtorch.
In a way, killing them is too easy on them....I want them to spend the next 50 years in excruciating pain.
Bed wetting is caused mostly by the S2 nerve being pinched by an unfused S2 segment of the sacrum. Sacrum doesn't fuse until age 12 (when boys usually "grow out" of bedwetting) Chiropractors can put this segment back in place.
Let's just say I got the hell out of there as soon as I could. I too, have no need for pity, but I do wish you to know that I really understand where you're coming from. I also fully concur with with your suggested course of action regarding the parents of this poor child.
Did you mean "Each should be spayed or neutered..." or have you hit on a creative new punishment?
Not that I have a problem with the punishment. Dehydration in the later stages is pretty unpleasant until unconciousness.
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