Girl, 3, dies of hypothermia after 'mother and boyfriend locked her in freezing bedroom for wetting (and the mother was a teacher,)

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/03/05 02:00:51
Girl, 3, dies of hypothermia after 'mother and boyfriend locked her in freezing bedroom for wetting

Source: The Daily Mail (UK)

By Associated Press

Last updated at 9:11 PM on 4th March 2012

A three-year-old girl from America's northernmost community died and
her younger sister suffered hypothermia after their mother and the
mother's boyfriend left them in a locked bedroom with a window open to a
temperature of minus 30 degrees to air out the room because the girls
wet their beds, authorities said.

The mother, 28-year-old elementary teacher Esther G. Edwards-Gust,
was apparently on the lam Saturday, a day after she and 29-year-old
Richard Tilden Jr. were indicted in the child's death. Tilden was in

The couple shared a home with Edwards-Gust's 1- and 3-year-old daughters in the Inupiat Eskimo community of Barrow.

Police say the two girls last month were trapped overnight in their
bedroom with a window open to temperatures that dropped to 30 degrees
below zero. Both children were diagnosed with extreme hypothermia and
flown to an Anchorage hospital, where the three-year-old died.

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  • JERSEYDUDE 2012/03/05 03:29:15
    unbelievable....she should be imprisoned and be given a forced hysterectomy along with Casey Anthony
  • princess nobody 2012/03/05 03:00:28
    princess nobody
    This should be a lesson for parents to be careful how they punish their children..
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ princes... 2012/03/05 03:01:25
    Yeah, I would say so...
  • taitaFalcon23 2012/03/05 02:55:56
    the harshest punishment for these 'parents' should be given. The tragedy for me each time I hear about the negligence meted out to these children is understanding the sheer confusion of the betrayal they must feel to suffer at the hand of the people they most trusted for their survival.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ taitaFa... 2012/03/05 03:01:46
    Nicely stated.
  • taitaFa... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/03/05 03:03:43
    I feel sorry for the surviving daughter. not only has she suffered, lost her sister, but she also lost her parents - the were lousy anyway, but right now that does not matter.
  • ☽✪☾Goddess~Worshiper☥ 2012/03/05 02:23:39
    such wonderful parenting skills... -_- people these days...
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ ☽✪☾Godd... 2012/03/05 02:27:29
    Contraception would certainly have changed things. (I know, I'm sure she wouldn't be on it anyway.)
  • ☽✪☾Godd... ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2012/03/06 04:15:45
    lol if she dont care about the kids, why would she care to remember about the pill/shot or whatever it is lol
  • Nightmusic 2012/03/05 02:22:22
    This happened in America? She'll get charged with child abuse and do maybe a couple of years. If that.
  • ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Nightmusic 2012/03/05 02:27:51
    It took place in the UK.

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