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April 04, 2006

They're Children!

It disgusts me what some "parents" do to their children.

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A September trial has been set for the mother, stepfather and grandmother of two children in what doctors call one of the worst child abuse cases they've seen.

The three are accused of locking up the two children in their Nevada home and starving them for years. A judge compared the 16-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother to Nazi death camp survivors. A doctor said their health problems may be irreversible.

The 4-foot girl weighed about 40 pounds when she was found in January. The 3-foot-6-inch boy weighed 31 pounds. He has deformed feet and the girl is scarred from beatings.

The 16-year-old said she and her brother got by on sandwiches, hot dogs or hot cereal, and often went three days without being fed.

It's bad enough that these people did this to their kids. It's not even anything I can comprehend. But in this case, there were healthy children found in the home as well. In body only, I suspect. How could they possibly have not been scarred for life seeing their siblings treated in such a way? How does a "parent" explain to the healthy kids why they are beating and starving their siblings to the brink of death? I know these questions don't really have any answers, I just have to ask as I have NO CLUE how an adult can do this to their children - or any child for that matter. The human race can really disgust me and this case is no different.

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