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Tenn girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda
Houston Chronicle ^ | February 6, 2014 | Houston Chronicle

Posted on 02/06/2014 3:31:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09

SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: childabuse; donutwatch; hellawaits; murder; tnn
What is wrong with these people and who taught them parenting skillss.
1 posted on 02/06/2014 3:31:11 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

There are no words. This is one of the saddest things I’ve ever heard.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 3:35:45 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: moonshinner_09

The article states that this little angel moved to her Father’s home after the previous home was proved to be neglectful. Poor little one probably endured all this pain during her five short years here on earth. The only good thing is that she is now with God... happy, joyful and shielded from any pain or abuse. Rest in peace, little one.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 3:37:12 PM PST by momtothree
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To: moonshinner_09
Bring back the Colosseum and the games, free wine and bread!
4 posted on 02/06/2014 3:40:03 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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To: moonshinner_09
Hey, as soon as you're down here I have something for you to drink ...

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5 posted on 02/06/2014 3:48:19 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: moonshinner_09

what have we as a society come to?


6 posted on 02/06/2014 3:48:58 PM PST by 1st Division guy
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To: moonshinner_09

Grape soda. Hmmm.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 3:50:53 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: moonshinner_09

RIP Little One, you are with God now.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 3:50:55 PM PST by tioga (Every knee shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Two liters? This is crazy. Throw them in the clinker.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 3:52:13 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: moonshinner_09
parenting skills or parenting kills?
10 posted on 02/06/2014 3:57:06 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: Salvation

Even so, I didn’t realize it could cause death. Was she forced to chug it all at once?


11 posted on 02/06/2014 3:58:25 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: moonshinner_09

2 liters of soda will make your brain swell and possibly rupture??


12 posted on 02/06/2014 3:59:17 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: moonshinner_09

Ignorant people. I don’t think they knew it was potentially fatal. Remember back in the day if you were caught smoking you’d be made to smoke the whole pack, or at least until you got sick and didn’t want anymore. Same idea here...just ignorant. There was a case a couple of years sgo where s radio station had a water drinking contest and a contestant died.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 3:59:55 PM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Salvation
Throw them in the clinker.

Throw them to some hungry wolves.

14 posted on 02/06/2014 4:02:44 PM PST by abishai (Hello Jane!!! I miss you.)
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To: sten

Whats the difference between 2 liters for a 5 yo, and a few gallons for an adult over 50 at colonoscopy time?


15 posted on 02/06/2014 4:03:35 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

The couple admits to 2.4 liters. They also admit she vomited and urinated herself. IMHO... the 2.4 liters is off. The couple made this little one drink a lot of fluid until her little brain swelled.


16 posted on 02/06/2014 4:14:16 PM PST by momtothree
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To: C210N
An investigation revealed the girl had been forced to drink approximately 2.4 liters of water and soda over one to two hours as punishment.

Punishment? For what? Article doesn't say.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 4:14:38 PM PST by Robwin
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To: C210N

I’d imagine the colonoscopy fluids balance levels of potassium and sodium with the body. A lot of water will cause cells to lose these to the point of harm.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 4:15:20 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: abishai
Throw them in the clinker. Throw them to some hungry wolves.

All I'm asking for is twenty minutes and a baseball bat.

19 posted on 02/06/2014 4:15:38 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: moonshinner_09
Pics of the Perps...Stupid "father" and Wicked Step-Mother

The victim, Alexa Linboom, was allegedly being punished for taking some of her step mother’s grape soda after being told not to.

“Allegedly the child, as a form of punishment, was forced to drink grape drinks, as well as a great deal of water, to the point that her body became water intoxicated,” Bell said. “That led to her brain swelling and all of her systems shutting down, and to her eventual brain death. The punishment was allegedly for stealing a grape drink. I don’t know exactly how much liquid she drank , but there were 4.5 12 ounce drinks plus water in-between.” Six children including the victim lived in the Vaughn household at the time of the child's death. Police said they are now in foster care. The biological mother of the victim reportedly lives out of state. Bell said there is no previous history of abuse on the record in the Vaughn household. “They did employ some alternative forms of punishment, and I’ll just leave it at that,” Bell added. Bell said this case falls under the “Scotty Trexler Law” which makes it a first-degree murder case when a child dies as a result of child abuse. He said he has not yet decided whether or not to see the death penalty. Bell added, “They treated this child so cruelly that it caused the child to die. I don’t know if their intent was to kill the child, but their intent certainly was to harm the child.”


20 posted on 02/06/2014 4:20:16 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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the “Scotty Trexler Law” which makes it a first-degree murder case when a child dies as a result of child abuse

Oh, jeez, I hate laws that have names. Though, in this case, it appears to fit. Just wish they'd left it at Bill 7019 or whatever.

21 posted on 02/06/2014 4:35:14 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: momtothree

“The only good thing is that she is now with God... happy, joyful and shielded from any pain or abuse. Rest in peace, little one.”

Amen. She is at peace in the loving arms of the Lord.


22 posted on 02/06/2014 5:12:42 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: sten

“2 liters of soda will make your brain swell and possibly rupture??”

In addition to an unspecified quantity of water, yes. An electrolyte imbalance is surprisingly easy to cause by over-hydration. This is especially true if you’re force-feeding a small child in order to torture them, to the point that they vomit and soil themselves repeatedly, as the parents in this case did.

It’s common to see this in endurance athletes and marathon runners, their blood serum concentration of electrolytes, especially sodium, drop due to excessive sweating and high water intake, and due to the resultant change in osmotic pressure cells in the body start to swell.

Well, the brain doesn’t have much wiggle-room where swelling is concerned - an increase in intracranial pressure can very quickly lead to brain damage and death.

And, since there’s a shortage of drugs for lethal injection, I have a suggestion about how the murdering parents in this case should be executed.


23 posted on 02/06/2014 5:26:37 PM PST by jameslalor
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To: ronnie raygun

You sound just like my wife. If she gets in charge, we won’t have Death Row. We’ll have Death Week.


24 posted on 02/06/2014 5:29:59 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: moonshinner_09

These two rodents shouldn’t be seeing the alarm clock tomorrow.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 5:43:11 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Gasshog
being punished for taking some of her step mother’s grape soda

Yeah, that makes sense. Shasta costs a whopping $1.79 for a 3-liter. Kid probably took 11 cents worth!

26 posted on 02/06/2014 5:45:51 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: moonshinner_09

Dreadful. RIP.


27 posted on 02/06/2014 7:11:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Salvation

Throw them in the clinker? How about just toss them off a nice high cliff. You’re far too kind.

These stories are so hard to swallow. I have three young kids and I can’t imagine this, but it always seems to put my own kid’s faces in my mind being anguished when I see stuff like this.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 7:14:41 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: 1st Division guy

this wasn’t done out of evilness....it was done out of stupidity.....


29 posted on 02/06/2014 10:09:31 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: moonshinner_09

I want to hurt them.


30 posted on 02/07/2014 12:31:54 AM PST by Rockpile
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