We're learning more about this terrible tragedy.
This is just … unimaginable. We can't even begin to understand. Such an awful thing to happen to someone so young.
Jonathan James of Dallas, TX was pronounced dead at a local hospital this week after his parents refused him water for almost five days. The 10-year-old boy was being "punished" by his father and stepmother by being denied water for wetting his bed. The boy collapsed in his home with temperatures reaching 100F. He fainted in front of his brother, who told police he was too frightened to help his brother in fear of being punished himself.
The only ones who deserve punishment are the parents! How dare they do such a horrendous thing to this poor child? You want to deny him water before he goes to bed, that's one thing. But goodness - five days of no hydration in a heatwave?! That was necessary.
Deplorable! Put them both away for life and get that young boy whose brother is gone a better home to live in.