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    FL - Mason Rhinehart, 6, stabbed to death, Tallahassee, 5 Aug 2014

    Seven year old Mason Rhinehart was stabbed to death in his home in Tallahassee this morning. He was reported to have multiple chest wounds. His grandmother Martha White, 63, is accused of killing him. She was found at a nearby park, taken into custody & transported to hospital.

    "I still can't believe it," neighbor Heather Falls said.
    Heather Falls lives right across the street. She says Mason's brother stunned her when he told her the grandmother did it.
    "'I know she killed him," he told Falls. "She pulled a wine bottle out' and then I couldn't understand anything else he said."
    LCSO Spokesman James McQuaig says when Martha White is released from the hospital, she'll be charged with murder.

    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/St...270011581.html

    http://www.wtxl.com/news/deputies-ch...7a43b2370.html

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    Awww NO. this is too tragic and pathetic. So sorry sweet boy. RIP.
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    I've looked around news comments & social media & was surprised to find I know or know of some his mother's family. White is the step-father's mother. I have not seen any speculation about what may have caused the woman to kill the boy.

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    "....exclusive footage of White in handcuffs being loaded onto an ambulance....LCSO Spokesman James McQuaig says when Martha White is released from the hospital, she'll be charged with murder." SBM
    http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Stabbing-in-Killearn-Lakes-Subdivision-270011581.html. updated Aug 5th at 6:30.

    Wondering why she was put in ambulance, apparently transported to hosp.

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    Unbelievable
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    Is it a mental hospital? I hope so.
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    No new information this morning. The hospital listed is not a mental facility but has a ward for guarded patients. She did not "appear" to be injured. Is it SOP to do a psych evaluation immediately? There must have been some indication for medical treatment.... other than she had just brutally killed a child.

    Deputies say Martha White stabbed her grandson Mason Rhinehart, multiple times in his chest.
    A motive is still unclear, however deputies say White was alone with Rhinehart at the time of the attack. After medical evaluation, she is expected to be taken to the Leon County Sheriff's Office and charged with the little boy's death.

    http://www.wtxl.com/news/update-grandmother-to-face-charges-for-stabbing-death-of-grandson/article_497fe5ce-1d61-11e4-8d0b-0017a43b2370.html

    http://www.tallahassee.com/story/new...bing/13659851/

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    1407343033000-Martha-White.jpgOMG!

    "Mason Rhinehart, 7, and his 8-year-old brother were playing video games in their Killearn Lakes Plantation home Tuesday morning when their grandmother, Martha White, interrupted them to say she had a surprise for them.

    White, 63, who had been babysitting the boys, then took Mason into the home's bathroom and locked the door behind her, a probable cause affidavit said. Mason's brother heard him start to cry from behind the door and say, "I don't want to die, please don't kill me." The boy said he tried to get in the bathroom, but could not. He then called his father and hid..." http://www.tallahassee.com/story/new...eath/13670459/

    This account differs from previous "she was alone with Mason" . Both children were at home & she took Mason with her into the locked bathroom.
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    "Martha White arrived at the jail almost 24 hours to the minute after she is accused of stabbing her six year old grandson to death in the bathroom of the family's Killearn Lakes home.
    Deputies tracked her down at a nearby park. Arrest papers say she was covered in blood and had a bottle of wine and some xanax with her.
    White will now trade this hospital gown for a jail jumpsuit as she awaits trial for first degree murder.... n a statement released by a family attorney, Zack White said his mother was a registered nurse who had recently retired.
    She had no history of mental illness, the statement said, and had given no indication that morning of being upset or disturbed.
    She'd been watching the boys all summer,... Mason would have celebrated his seventh birthday tomorrow." http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Stabbing-in-Killearn-Lakes-Subdivision-270011581.html



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    That poor little guy. It's his birthday tomorrow - he deserved to have his 7th birthday, play video games with his brother, and feel safe in his GRANDMOTHER'S home.

    When I read that quote: "I don't want to die, please don't kill me." My fingers curl up into little balls of rage. It makes me SO MAD. Instead of punching a pillow, I'm going to snuggle up with my 8 year old son and play a video game with him, and pray for all the little kids out there with mentally ill and/or abusive family members.

    That poor boy. Makes me physically sick, what "family" can do.

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    I don't know what to say

    She looks evil in that picture. Thank God she didn't kill the other son

    I'll be back when I calm down a bit
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    http://www.wtxl.com/news/hundreds-le...7a43b2370.html

    Look at that sweet, innocent face.
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    http://www.wtxl.com/news/local/grand...a4bcf6878.html

    She killed Mason because his mom had tortured her for years
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovejac View Post
    I don't know what to say

    She looks evil in that picture. Thank God she didn't kill the other son

    I'll be back when I calm down a bit
    Looks as though she can barely contain her smirk.

    She is the step-MIL, correct ? Sounds like she hated her DIL and murdered the child as revenge.
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    Ms White "...told deputies that the boy's mother "tortured" her for years, according to court documents."
    http://www.wtxl.com/news/local/grand...a4bcf6878.html
    She was babysitting the boy & his brother.

    That article's link to ct doc's
    http://www.wtxl.com/read-the-martha-...7a43b2370.html
    It seems to be a poorly scanned, almost illegible one page doc, the arrest/probable cause affidavit.
    Maybe someone else can find other doc's or more legible version of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al66pine View Post
    Ms White "...told deputies that the boy's mother "tortured" her for years, according to court documents."
    http://www.wtxl.com/news/local/grand...a4bcf6878.html
    She was babysitting the boy & his brother.

    That article's link to ct doc's
    http://www.wtxl.com/read-the-martha-...7a43b2370.html
    It seems to be a poorly scanned, almost illegible one page doc, the arrest/probable cause affidavit.
    Maybe someone else can find other doc's or more legible version of this.

    If you click on it, it will pull up in full screen and you can read it.

    Thanks for finding it and posting it. I had been looking for it.
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