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The Girl Who Died From Drinking Too Much Soda


Society & Culture  (tags: children, abuse, ethics, society, Americans, sadness, violence, rights, safety, law, death )

Carrie
- 318 days ago - theatlantic.com
A catastrophic story illuminates a preventable epidemic of child abuse. The United States has the worst child abuse record in the industrialized world. Four times more Americans are killed by their parents than as soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.



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Beatriz Blauth (35)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 2:54 pm
Noted. But I understand it is not just soda, but even plain water can do the same harm...
 

Sue Matheson (76)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 3:01 pm
noted
 

Laura H. (903)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 3:08 pm
This one made me cry; several times...I do not understand ANY of this...

Rest In Peace Alexa..
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:51 pm
Why oh why do some people have children? Soooo sad!
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 5:05 pm
Poor baby. Bad parenting is becoming the norm it seems. RIP Alexa
 

Laurie H. (731)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 7:11 pm
I remember hearing this for the first time in the news & I cried. My grand-daughter is 5 years old as well. No understanding people-----do they have a clue how to raise children?? = so heartbreaking!!~ ~RIP precious Alexa.~
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 8:10 pm
Noted, crying.
One of the nightmare sets of memories from working Peds (among others) where I did, was the kids who came to us - CLEARLY suffering from parental neglect/abuse - only to recover with us and be sent BACK - Some died, some died with us on the 2nd, 3rd, 5th admission - - - -
Some went in to the Foster care system - some didn't fare well there, either - - -
 

Donn M. (1)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 8:44 pm
How horrible and unfortunately not an isolated case. I seriously doubt though that her parents really meant to kill her so don't understand the first degree murder charge.
 

Deb E. (63)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 9:26 pm
Speechless
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 10:32 pm
noted
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 10:34 pm
The tears just will not stop for these two little girls - each with a different abuse, yet similar. RIP little Alexa!
and also RIP Cassandra. You both are at peace in the beautiful garden of Heaven.
If an adult needs help with a child, or children - Please Ask For Help!
Noted. Thanks Carrie.
 

Sameer Karkal (12)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 11:27 pm
Rip Alexa, crazy parents...
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 11:44 pm
RIP Alexa.
 

caroline s. (79)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 11:47 pm
Pauvre petite fille :*-(
 

A F. (132)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 1:07 am
So horrible...so so horrible.. :(
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 1:14 am
Noted. Rest in peace Alexa.
 

kate k (477)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:12 am
terrible
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (395)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:46 am
What sick parents, and then we wonder why they abuse animals...
 

Victoria Oakey (126)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:54 am
Sadly noted, what a waste of life, such sick people, frightening statistics of child mortality due to abuse in US, four a day! Ty for the horrifying information. RIP Alexa.
 

Michael Enright (18)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:45 am
My heart goes out this soul... I know what it is to be the victim of abuse. It will never make sense to me.
 

June Bostock (48)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 4:29 am
So sad.
 

Lona Goudswaard (78)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 6:53 am
What a terrible tragedy. It apparently was unclear how much grape soda and water Alexa was made to drink, but it seems that the punishment must have turned into torture after a couple of glasses. The parent's lawyers will probably argue that they didn't intend to kill her, not knowing that too much fluid could do this, but stupidity must never be allowed to become an excuse for abuse and murder.
 

Evanola Davis (83)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 8:28 am
I cannot fathom how anyone can do these things to their child. Pray for healing for our world.
 

Beth S. (334)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 8:36 am
Amen to that, Evanola.
 

Nancy M. (202)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 8:53 am
Truly horrible, poor girl. And now the rest of the kids are in foster care.
 

Val R. (254)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:10 am
Heard about this - parents need to have some common sense.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:37 am
Horrific, those people should have never had any kids at all.
 

Ge M. (218)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 11:04 am
I wonder if the parents did something like force the girl to drink an excess to put her off the grape soda or to stop her taking it without permission because they didn't know about the side effects.

Poor little girl, RIP baby.
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 11:10 am
horrible fate, I cannot understand how God grants such beautiful and innocent kids to wicked parents
 

Faye Swan (23)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 1:37 pm
Signed and noted! Thank you!
 

Jason R. (66)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:58 pm
I knew a lady that gave popsicles to her 5 yr. old, all day. Nothing to eat at dinner. Then, more popsicles. She got thrush in her mouth.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:30 pm
What a horrible story. The court in Tennessee has to make a statement not only in this girl's memory, but, for all children who are abused.
 

Debra G. (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:05 pm
"She's one of more than 1,500 kids who will die in the U.S. this year from abuse or neglect. Most of them will be three years old or younger, and around 78 percent will be killed by their parents." This last statement alone is a case for widely available birth control.
 

Patricia H. (454)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 1:36 am
sadly noted
 
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