Parents should discipline their children in love, not torture them like Tina Alberson did to her stepson.
This is why jurors have found this Dallas woman guilty on Friday of killing her 10-year-old stepson. How did she end his precious life? By withholding water from him for many days in the summer of 2011.
According to WFAA, Tina Alberson, 44, was “found guilty of reckless injury to a child.” The prosecutors wanted a more serious charge because they believed she knowingly harmed Jonathan James. Nevertheless, Alberson could end up in prison for the rest of her life.
“A medical examiner concluded there wasn't a drop of urine in the bladder of Jonathan James when he perished.”
Alberson admitted she occasionally prevented James from drinking water. She also claimed she did not know he would collapse and die.
“During the three-day trial, prosecutors painted Alberson as a severe disciplinarian who forced James to stand in one place for long periods of time and even commanded him to hold a sack of potatoes above his head.”
James and his twin Joseph were visiting their father for a month, but James was punished for “wetting the bed and taking guitar strings from his brother.”
Joseph testified about seeing his brother being punished for a long time. “He said James pretended he needed to use the toilet so he could drink water from the faucet in the bathroom.”
Michael Ray James, the child’s father, blamed his wife for the death of his son. However,
“He'll face the same charges as Alberson in an upcoming trial, but he contended that because he's legally blind he didn't understand the extent of his son's suffering.”
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