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    UK - Diamond Dwomoh, 10 mos, force-fed to death, London, March 2010

    The parents of a 10-month-old girl used a jug to force-feed her until she died, the Old Bailey has heard.

    The baby was made to take solid foods, including meat and cereals, through a spout probably for months until her death in March 2010, jurors heard.

    She collapsed and died from pneumonia caused by her airways being filled.

    Her mother, 31, and father, 37, who lived in east London and cannot be named, deny allowing or causing the girl's death through force-feeding.

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    Slightly more detail in the Evening Standard, Why would someone do this? To all three children? I just don't understand?
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    What I'll never understand is how 2 people participate in things like this. I mean, ok...one crazy parent? Not so far-fetched. But 2 crazy parents who do stuff like this together??? Where and how do these people find each other? I can promise you that if I ever did anything nutty my DH would have me away from the kids in a New York minute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbeachy View Post
    What I'll never understand is how 2 people participate in things like this. I mean, ok...one crazy parent? Not so far-fetched. But 2 crazy parents who do stuff like this together??? Where and how do these people find each other? I can promise you that if I ever did anything nutty my DH would have me away from the kids in a New York minute!
    Amen! It's rare to have 2 nutty parents - poor kids I can't imagine, and am so sorry for these children.

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    folie deux, fancy French name for a shared psychosis.
    I feel enraged that they had been warned not to force feed in the past, if there was any question that they were doing this in the past then where was the risk assessment?



    ETA They likely aren't psychotic
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    Why would parents do this? and why is it not being reported on?
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    OMG and the mother is a nurse..... I'm horrified!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbeachy View Post
    What I'll never understand is how 2 people participate in things like this. I mean, ok...one crazy parent? Not so far-fetched. But 2 crazy parents who do stuff like this together??? Where and how do these people find each other? I can promise you that if I ever did anything nutty my DH would have me away from the kids in a New York minute!
    Crazies attract each other like magnets and the two can egg each other on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeples View Post
    OMG and the mother is a nurse..... I'm horrified!!
    scary thought, huh?

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    Sick, sick sick sick SMH
    It's just MOO. I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time and it surely won't be the last!

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    It's the same kind of cruelty to starve a child or force feed them to death.

    To not see the skin and bones and sunken eyes, or to "understand" the choking and struggling.

    It's all the same cruelty, all the same sickness.

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    A mother has been found guilty of force-feeding her baby until she died.

    Gloria Dwomoh, a 31-year-old nurse from Walthamstow, east London, was convicted of allowing or causing the death. The child's father, 37, has been acquitted of the charge.

    The 10-month-old, named at the Old Bailey as Diamond, was forced to take solid foods from the age of six months until she died in March 2010.

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    including the interesting fact that the baby's father is not named
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    The jug was rigged so that food would continue to be poured down the baby's throat??!!

    What is the matter with these people??!!

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    Idiots!!! Gosh, what other word can we use . . . just plain dumb & stupid & lazy @$$!


    Dwomoh told the court she made up feeds, including liquidised chicken soup . . . She said she was trying "to give her nutrients rather than milk" -- told the court that she and her siblings had been fed the same way by her mother in Ghana.

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