Toddler Possibly Force-Fed Chili Powder as Punishment Has Died (VIDEO)

chili powderNo one in their right mind can imagine hurting a 2-year-old, but what California woman Amanda Sorensen, 21, allegedly did to her boyfriend's toddler is just so unfathomable, it'll make your skin crawl. Reportedly, Amanda fed the child chili powder until she seized and died.

Amanda's been arrested for child abuse resulting in death and is being held on $500,000 bond; she'll be arraigned later this week.

Here's the thing -- the use of the chili powder really creeps me out. To me, it just shows so much forethought and planning on behalf of the toddler's killer. Did she research household ways to kill a baby? Did she Google that or something? I mean, how would she know that chili powder could be used for evil?

And say the killer did, in fact, just want to allegedly "punish" the toddler with some hot chili on the tongue -- I'd assume that it'd only take a dot the size of two pen tips to make an impression on a 2-year-old. I just can't imagine how much chili powder the kid was forced to ingest so that her airways became swollen, she seized, stopped breathing, and died.

If, say, the overdose was accidental, wouldn't the killer have stopped at some point, realizing that the child was in danger? This method of alleged murder is just so cold-blooded. The victim probably suffered immensely as she suffocated. It doesn't seem like there was any mercy shown, or any emotion whatsoever, for that matter.

Anyone who's capable of such a thing should, and I know this goes without saying, pay for their crime. The way I see it, there's no way feeding a child chili powder to death could be an accident, but lucky for Amanda, it's not up to me, but rather the courts to decide.

Do you think this could've been an accident?


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nonmember avatar Amy

Could she have had an allergic reaction to just a tiny bit? I guess I'm praying that is what the situation is because the alternative is just too horrifying! Poor baby!

nonmember avatar Jen

This is a terrible tragedy. Wasn't there an episode of Modern Family where Cam and Mitchell were trying to teach their daughter not to bite by putting hot sauce or something like that on her tongue? Maybe this woman got the idea from that. I can't imagine why anyone use hot sauce or chili powder as a form of punishment in the first place.

jrphelps jrphelps

This woman is a pathetic excuse for a human being

Pinkmani Pinkmani

The woman was 21, which to me indicates that her boyfriend was around the same age. That's why young people should either wait until they're married or use a condom. Kids aren't supposed to have kids!

kelti... kelticmom

Um, 21 is a kid Pinkmani? That is so ridiculous.At 18 you are old enough to fight and die for your country. Most college kids are graduated at 21. What an ass backwards thing to say.

kelti... kelticmom

And ps. There are millions of 19, 20, 21 year old mothers around the world and throughout history that are smart enough to not put chilli pepper on a child's tongue.

kelti... kelticmom

Oh, and also plenty of married women abuse and kill their kids as well, so don't blame it on them not being wed either.

ashes... ashes2ashes831

Ummm really? I had more maturity at 21 than women I knew in their 30s. I'm 26 stay at home mom of 4. I have more patience than most. That comment was so ridiculous. I have never ever used hot sauce ect. Time out taking away toys privileges works wonders in my house. 2 yr olds can try your willpower at times, but take a break pop in a movie and relax

purvi... purvislets

Poor baby.  =(  No one should ever have to suffer something like that.

@Pinkmani:  Her age had nothing to do with it.  There are plenty of 30/40/50+ year old people who abuse and kill.  As a woman who was married at 19 and a mother by 21 (I'm now 27 with 3) I find your statement moronic.  At 21, I surely knew better than to abuse my kids.  

Mommi... MommietoJB

This reminds me of the case where this woman adopted a toddler with some developmental & emotional issues and she claimed the boy also had PICA so he got a hold of the chili powder, ingested it and died. This woman could of heard of that case. The mom was put in prison and is trying to overturn her conviction.

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