Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Couple jailed 35 yrs for forcing their 5 yr old daughter to drink so much soda her brain swelled and she died
42 yr old Randall Vaughn and Mary Vaughn, 59, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated child neglect and were sentenced to 35 years imprisonment on Monday in Tennessee.
Randall and Mary Vaughn are the father and stepmother of Alexa Linboom. They forced the 5 year old schoolgirl guzzle more than half a gallon of grape soda and water in just two hours as a punishment after the couple found the girl drinking a soda that they said was reserved for adults.
Alexa's brain then swelled as a result of drinking so much liquid in such a short space of time and even though she screamed in pain and fell unconscious, the wicked couple refused to take her to hospital until several hours later on January 1, 2012, according to the New York Daily News.
She was eventually taken to a hospital but it was too late.... she died two days later.