1:45 AM on 28th August 2011
A 10-year-old boy collapsed and died in front
of his twin brother after his parents refused to let him drink water for five
day, it is claimed.
Jonathan James died from dehydration in Dallas
after his father and step mother allegedly denied him water as punishment after
he took some guitar strings from one of his siblings.
Michael Ray James and Tina Maria Alberson have
been arrested and charged with injury to a child.
The boy’s grandmother said that his twin
brother had wanted to help, but was afraid he would be punished
‘I did tell him, “I don’t want you to feel
guilty because there’s nothing you could do.” And he says, “I wish I had snuck
him some water”,’ Sue Shotwell told Fox Dallas-Fort Worth.
She said she is now concerned for the twin,
who is called Joseph, because he watched his brother collapse and has been
having nightmares reliving the moment he died.
The boys had been spending the summer with
their biological father because of a custody arrangement.
Mrs Shotwell said they had been reluctant to
Jonathan James died on July 25 and was found
by paramedics in a bath tub.
Family members told police that he had been
trying to cool him off and that he had been feeling sick for a number of
But a medical examiner found that he had died
If convicted, James and Alberson could face up
to 99 years in prison.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
16512815 11451 41
his path of destiny = 41 = Child mistreatment.
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