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Mom Reportedly Pours Hot Sauce in Son’s Eyes in Some Sick Form of 'Discipline'

by Jeanne Sager on February 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Krista Jean Miller Robin Willette RumseyYou hear about parents who take "discipline" too far all the time. But the story you're about to read doesn't sound like discipline. It sounds like torture, plain and simple. Cops in Utah say two women took hot sauce and poured it in the eyes of a 14-year-old boy to punish him for breaking a glass.

And this wasn't some one-off mistake for Robin Willette Rumsey, the boy's mother, and her friend, Krista Jean Miller. The two women have allegedly been torturing the child for quite some time.

At one point, cops say they forced the boy to smoke marijuana. They allegedly poured alcohol over his face, and police say they even locked him in a basement. That's on top of the hot sauce!

Does any of that sound like "discipline" to you?

Me neither. Discipline is a punishment to correct a behavior. Discipline might be unpleasant, but it's not harmful in the long run. It's something a parent should be willing to undergo themselves if they do something wrong. I take my daughter's Kindle away as discipline. I tell her she has lost her phone privileges.

I don't torture her.

This is an important distinction. We as human beings need to respect others, even (especially?) children. It's a pretty easy line to draw: what we don't want done to us shouldn't be done to others.

I know I wouldn't pour Tabasco in my daughter's eyes or my husband's eyes, for that matter. I wouldn't do it to anyone, child or adult. After all, I wouldn't let someone pour Tabasco in MY eyes. That's cruel and inhumane.

We wouldn't allow the CIA to do that to enemy combatants. We wouldn't allow prison guards to do that to prisoners.

Rumsey and Miller are facing multiple felony child abuse and endangerment charges. I'd like to say they should be punished with the sorts of things they were accused of doing to this poor child, but we are better than that in America. We don't torture our criminals.

What punishment should these ladies get if they're convicted?


Image via West Valley Police

Filed Under: crime, child abuse


  • summe...


    February 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM
    Fat piece of shit. She probably poured hot sauce on him bc she wanted to eat him.
  • DebaLa


    February 22, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    ...which trailer park did you say they were from??
    I think a loving dose of hot sauce in the eyes would do nicely on them. Are medical experiments legal yet? I know they'd be eager to contribute to humanity.  :)

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    Jennifer Kramer

    February 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM
    those two are sick! I hope that they get what they deserve in jail and someone holds them down and pours something even worse into there eyes!
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    Pam Vandemortel

    February 22, 2013 at 3:05 PM
    she does not deserve to be called a mother in anyway, and should get life in prison
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    Janae Kassel

    February 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM
    well jus look at that. Fat ugly and looks like they haven't seen a shower in months.
  • JP
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    February 22, 2013 at 3:08 PM
    What a tub of lard...she was probably hungry because she spent all her money on weed and was preparing him for dinner!
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    Crystal Cain

    February 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    Can;t believe it , They should be  tortured also , hot sauce poured in there eyes , locked up, not be abe to see the child , put him in protective custody and that poor child should not have to endure such pain, WTH is wrong with people


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    Lisa Stitzel Brown

    February 22, 2013 at 3:13 PM
    The punishment should fit the crime, everything they did to that poor boy should be done to them ten times over.
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    Cristinia M. Paiz

    February 22, 2013 at 3:14 PM
    When they go to prison, they will get punished more than we can imagine. Once the other prisoners find out what they were locked up for, they will take care of them.
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    D J Broken

    February 22, 2013 at 3:14 PM
    Debala..... I take offense to your opening comment... I am retired and happen to live in a trailer with some wonderful,loving neighbors....all good people... And to open with that comment shows something about your mind set.... not being a member here i will leave my e mail so if you'd like you may respond..... Thank you
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