Father Slowly Starves 10-Year-Old Son to Death By Giving Him Only Bread & Water

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There are some people that I just do not understand why they choose to become parents. And it's tragic and horrible that they did. Take Aaron Ramsey. The 35-year-old man from Dallas, Texas has been convicted of killing his 10-year-old son. That's horrific enough, but the way he did it is unbelievably disgusting and awful. He locked his son in a room in their home and slowly starved him to death over a period of months by feeding him nothing but bread and water. Where was everyone who could have helped this child?!

Once the boy had finally starved to death, Ramsey took his emaciated body, put it in a sleeping bag, and dumped it in a rural area of Texas.

This boy lived for months knowing that his own father -- the very person who should have loved him more than anyone -- was slowly killing him.

Ramsey claims that he was limiting the boy to "military rations" because of bad behavior. He claims the boy punched his wife in the stomach, causing her to have a miscarriage. But considering what this asshat is capable of, I wouldn't believe a word he says.

He obviously must have known at some point that his punishment had gone on too long, considering that the child would have been rapidly losing weight, losing the ability to speak or stand, and would have eventually appeared gaunt and on the verge of death. I would think that long before that point, any parent doing a bizarre "starvation diet" as punishment would realize that the child was in serious danger. I think this guy did it because he wanted to. Because he got off on it. Because he was cruel and wanted complete control over this little boy. And, yes, he wanted to kill him.

The boy's mother reportedly lived in New Mexico with the boy's brother, and said she would "go months" without seeing him. You don't talk to your child on the phone? You don't email? You don't find out how his life is going?

Where were the teachers? The neighbors? The friends? Did no one notice that a man was holding a young boy hostage and starving him?!

Worst of all, his stepmother, Elizabeth, who lived in the house, apparently saw all of this and did nothing about it either. She too has been charged. His grandfather originally contacted police, but only after he hadn't seen or heard from his grandson for a YEAR.

The jury took only an hour to convict Ramsey. His punishment is not yet decided. I'm thinking a very long diet of bread and water might be in order.

Every single adult in this poor child's life failed him miserably. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.

What do you think of this?

 

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Madam... MadameGarlic

I wish he could have come to live with us. The poor kid, I don't know what to say.

kaffe... kaffedrikke

Time to bring back hanging. This man needs to die a painful death. Maybe starve him to death.

Megan... MeganJune03

Hopefully since he's in Texas they will expedite the death penalty!

nonmember avatar Octoberbird

This bastard needs to be decapitated. Throw the idiot stepmother in jail for good measure too.

BeckyP. BeckyP.

I'm sure he'll get what coming to him. It makes me so sad knowing that that little boy died thinking NO ONE cared about him. No one helped him, no one asked about him. The people who should have been there were not. They completely failed him. Its so sad.

belon... belongs2Jesus

look this "person" up in a room and starve his nasty self to death. 

Cathy Gray

Don't give him any bread or water. It's a waste of bread & water. Just let him starve to death in a room that is alittle too small for him and leave him in the dark and silence til he's dead!

Donna Marcus Bond

Put this human excrement in a maximum-security prison and let him experience the warm welcome extended to all child killers.

Green... GreenEyesMom

Yeah "general population first" and if theres anything left of him after the inmates find out what he did he can slowly starve to death. No rations! Punishment should fit the crime! What is going on with this world? My heartbreaks for this poor boy. He is in a better place, but this should never happened. It's sickening.

stara... starandseen

Wow, I'm so sick of hearing about parents who make their children suffer because children are too defenseless to fight back and they are easy to control. Screw these kinds of people.

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