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Police: Parents punished dead boy by denying water
Yahoo News ^ | 8/27/2011 | A P writer

Posted on 08/27/2011 6:21:43 PM PDT by Former Fetus

Edited on 08/27/2011 6:40:59 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DALLAS (AP) A 10-year-old Dallas-area boy who died of dehydration after his father and stepmother kept water from him was being punished for wetting the bed, authorities say.

The boy, Johnathan James died July 25 after water was kept from him for five days while temperatures soared to 100 degrees or more each day, police said. The boy's dad, Michael Ray James, and stepmother, Tina Alberson, both 42, were jailed after being charged Thursday with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: childabuse; dehydration; johnathanjames; michaelrayjames; murder; tinaalberson
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Speechless!

In another board I read that he was punished because "his father and step-mother thought he took guitar parts from their step-brother"

These are the stepfather and mother:


1 posted on 08/27/2011 6:21:45 PM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Police musta beat her because her face is all swollen.


2 posted on 08/27/2011 6:23:43 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“Police musta beat her because her face is all swollen.”

The old man looks like he came in second in a hammer fight, too. What a pair.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 6:26:30 PM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Former Fetus

The headline is ridiculous. You cannot punish a dead child. They murdered him, what they did was not punishment.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 6:29:20 PM PDT by svcw
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To: Former Fetus

I would put this down to pure, sadistic homicide on top of torture. Both those people need lethal injection.

Even leaving a child in an non-air conditioned room can be seen as much the same as leaving them unattended in a hot car. Easily a felony.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 6:29:26 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Former Fetus
Great title. Actually, they punished a living boy by denying him water, until he died of dehydration.
6 posted on 08/27/2011 6:29:26 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Former Fetus

Let me guess the kids are on the verge of starvation.

food stamps?


7 posted on 08/27/2011 6:31:44 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: svcw

They use to put crazy people in asylums and now we give them welfare


8 posted on 08/27/2011 6:32:38 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: svcw

I agree. I can remember when newspaper people were among the most meticulous concerning their trade. More proof of the dumbing down of America.


9 posted on 08/27/2011 6:34:03 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: GeronL

5 days and they didnt let him have a drink? poor guy


10 posted on 08/27/2011 6:35:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Former Fetus

They look like rejects from the Roseanne Barr show.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 6:35:46 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: coloradan
The Dallas/Ft Worth area has had one day of temperatures below 100 degrees since I think sometime in June. The news media is full of stories about the heat, including stories about people dying from heat, people getting in trouble for letting animals suffer and die, and stories about how people who have to work outside, like road construction workers, are taking measures to protect themselves from the dangers of working in the heat.

The media is also constantly talking about the need to stay cool, stay hydrated, and so forth.

I find it really difficult to believe that these two cretins did not know they were causing this poor child harm.

12 posted on 08/27/2011 6:38:30 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Former Fetus

These two PIGS should HAVE to suffer from what that poor child went through for several days! Dying of dehydration is an awful, excruciatingly painful death.

I hope the “helpful” inmates let them know exactly how they feel about those who abuse children.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 6:40:35 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("But resist, we much! We must and we will much about that be committed!" - Al Sharpton)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Both those people need lethal injection.

That's too good for them....they need to spend the rest of their life in excruciating pain....I suggest a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.

14 posted on 08/27/2011 6:42:27 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Both those people need lethal injection.”
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No, they need to be locked in wooden caskets, set out in the sun for a week, then bury the caskets.


15 posted on 08/27/2011 6:43:12 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Former Fetus

Fortunately this happened in Texas. These murderers won’t get off with a pat on the head.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 6:45:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey
Fortunately this happened in Texas. These murderers won’t get off with a pat on the head.

Two words, "Andrea Yates."

17 posted on 08/27/2011 6:45:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Former Fetus

Sorry in-bred bas**rds


18 posted on 08/27/2011 6:50:20 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Just push them to the nearest wall,take 3 steps back and empty your weapon into them.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 6:54:25 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Former Fetus

This woman should be denied food because she’s overweight. I wonder how she would like that, and the scumbag nest to her needs to go to prison so he can meet BUBBA. These are not parents, they are trash.

God bless and keep that poor child.


20 posted on 08/27/2011 6:56:23 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Former Fetus

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon in abuse cases for the step child to suffer. It’s as though the step-parent doesn’t want to spend resources on him.


21 posted on 08/27/2011 6:56:56 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: GeronL

Calling the pair trash, or white trash, would be a blatant insult to the loads of refuse trucks.


22 posted on 08/27/2011 7:01:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: mardi59
This woman should be denied food because she’s overweight. I wonder how she would like that, and the scumbag nest to her needs to go to prison so he can meet BUBBA.

Even Bubba wouldn't touch that.

23 posted on 08/27/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jonty30

But were BOTH of them, “step”? This is wickedness, not neglect.


24 posted on 08/27/2011 7:03:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It is wickedness.

My guess is that the step-son was the mother’s child. It is surprising what mistreatment many women will allow upon their children just so they have a man.


25 posted on 08/27/2011 7:06:21 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: mardi59

Bet that fat boy’d squeal reeeeeeeal loud...;)


26 posted on 08/27/2011 7:06:49 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

some ‘tarded hick would have reeeeeeeeal fun with him...

Ok. The real world is not “Deliverance.” But in TX it’s hard to see how he’d escape death row for this. He doesn’t look like he can afford the lawyerpower of a Yates.


27 posted on 08/27/2011 7:09:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: dfwgator

Even Bubba wouldn’t touch that./

LOL I wouldn’t blame him. These two have a nice millstone around their neck but they won’t know it til they checkout. My heart breaks for that child.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 7:09:51 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: Jonty30

That is so true, it always amazes me. Especially when the “man” has no job and sucks up her welfare check and does little else.

Women could easily run the world if they wised up. Why would they let God’s Beta version push them around?

lol


29 posted on 08/27/2011 7:10:22 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Frank_2001

Bet that fat boy’d squeal reeeeeeeal loud...;)

I wonder who we can get to play the banjo while he crawls on all fours.


30 posted on 08/27/2011 7:12:29 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: driftdiver
Police musta beat her because her face is all swollen

Looks more like her neck threw up.

31 posted on 08/27/2011 7:13:28 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Former Fetus

What happened to this poor defenseless child is gut wrenching. I am glad that so many of the people commenting on the yahoo site get it. It is just unfortunate that they will never see the horror Terri Schaivo endured in her death as the exact same thing.

Praying for the soul of the child is easy. We know he is with God. Praying for the monsters who are responsible for his death is going to be a test of my faith. But prayers are most needed for his brother who felt he could do nothing to save him. That child is in for a terrible future if someone does not intervene. He will never be able to outrun the guilt even though it is not his fault in the least.


32 posted on 08/27/2011 7:16:56 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: GeronL

Those would be mighty pretty curtains in the Eggshell White House. :)


33 posted on 08/27/2011 7:20:01 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: susannah59

This child had no one else to look in on him’


34 posted on 08/27/2011 7:23:59 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: dfwgator

She got the “crazier than a peach orchard bore” verdict. She’s been in the asylum but she is close to getting out and that is something I can’t stand the thought of. She needs to stay in there forever! I would have tied up that jury until I got MY verdict..GUILTY of 5 cold-blooded murders and she’d no longer be with us right now. I’d throw that idiot husband of hers at the time in prison for being an idiotic moron!


35 posted on 08/27/2011 7:24:49 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Dawgreg

Yates should have won the Oscar for putting on that crazy act.


36 posted on 08/27/2011 7:27:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Former Fetus

If Casey Anthony looked like this woman she would be in jail


37 posted on 08/27/2011 7:36:33 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: catfish1957
I can remember when newspaper people were among the most meticulous concerning their trade. More proof of the dumbing down of America.

It all went to hell when reporters became journalists and teachers became educators.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 7:40:23 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: tet68

I swear I’ve seen those two in an early South Park called “fat farm” where Eric is sent away to lose weight. The parents of one of the camp kids.


39 posted on 08/27/2011 7:53:05 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Former Fetus

Dysfunctional families destroy the children.

Marxism 101.

Destroy morality in the public schools....destroy the concept of “good and evil”—in fact, do better....make evil, good.....like Homosexual acts are good.....Make divorce easy. Promote dysfunction in all tv programming. Confuse children about the roles of male and female—destroy logic and reasoning.

Reward all dysfunction by giving welfare checks so the dysfunctional can have time to reproduce. Make hard working responsible producers have no time for families or procreation. Make them think strangers can instill values and morality into their godless children. Keep up the 24/7 indoctrination mills.

Voila—no biological connections, no morality and you get parents actually killing their own young.....the slippery slope of the abortion reasoning.

This should be no surprise to anyone who understands biological connection and child development and the evils of socialism/Marxism. It ends the same every time.


40 posted on 08/27/2011 8:07:11 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: HiTech RedNeck; Former Fetus

“Jonathan and his twin brother Joseph were spending the summer with their biological father because of a court ordered custody arrangement. But the boy’s were reluctant to go, she said.”

“’I wish I had snuck him some water,’”
“He apparently watched Jonathan collapse and continues to relive the moment he lost his twin.”


41 posted on 08/27/2011 8:07:36 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Former Fetus

This story is one of the most pitiful I have ever heard. These two should simply be put down like rabid dogs. It would be a mercy. (Although I confess, I’d rather do to them what they did to the little boy.)


42 posted on 08/27/2011 8:22:02 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Taffini
If Casey Anthony looked like this woman she would be in jail

Good point. I think you're right.

43 posted on 08/27/2011 8:25:20 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Islam is as Islam does.)
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To: Former Fetus

Gee, my wife must have the same genes as these misfits. She’s keeping the drinking water locked in MY car,to which she has taken MY key and which she now uses as HER own.
At least I have creek water I can boil to drink.


44 posted on 08/27/2011 8:49:12 PM PDT by jsh3180
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To: Former Fetus
Some crimes call for Vlad's type of cruel and unusual punishment:
Vlad III "Tepes" (the impaler) Dracula (1431 - 1476)

45 posted on 08/27/2011 8:52:11 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Former Fetus
Wow. Just wow. I intermittently struggle with bed wetting until I was 11. When I stopped night terrors started. For me part of the issue was that I was a very deep sleeper. I did get rewarded though when I didn't wet the bed as a kid. A penny a time, :). We didn't have much money. lol. I took all I could get.

I grew out of bedwetting. Praying in my sleep when the terrors were happening cured them to. Body is paralyzed during REM sleep. Not much a kid can do. Poor hild. Those people are hideous, ignorant, and pure evil.

46 posted on 08/27/2011 10:39:24 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: GOP Poet

Just deny water to the pair of scumbags,permanently.


47 posted on 08/27/2011 10:53:59 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: driftdiver

I bet they voted for Obama


48 posted on 08/27/2011 11:49:47 PM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: mardi59

Nothing quite angers me as much as the torture/murder of a child. I’m very squeamish but I’d not have a problem getting retribution for that child with my own two hands. But vengeance is the Lord’s and He loves the little children, praise God.


49 posted on 08/28/2011 12:54:09 AM PDT by kelly4c
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To: nuconvert

omg that is heartbreaking! That poor little boy, who lost a twin of all things, is going to need a LOT of therapy. all the guilt he will have but he was too young to know his brother would die... This is utterly sad. I want to beat the crap out of those people.


50 posted on 08/28/2011 1:01:37 AM PDT by kelly4c
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