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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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