Saturday, July 19, 2014

Heartbreaking:25lb 7yro boy nearly starved, beaten by family in PA

Heartbreaking...thank God he was saved and hopefully survives from the physical and emotional trauma done to him...what sick people, if you can call them that to do that to another human being. May God save him!
I hope the grandparents, parents and anyone who knew about this intentional neglect and abuse is sent to prison for life for attempted murder,and abuse/neglect,child endangerment!! Sick!

ABC15 Arizona:

GREENVILLE, PA - A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy beaten for sneaking food was nearly starved and weighed only 25 pounds when he arrived at a hospital, authorities said. The boy sometimes ate insects he caught on his porch.
The boy's mother, Mary Rader, 28, and his grandparents, Dennis and Deana Beighley, turned themselves in at the Mercer County District Attorney's office Wednesday and were charged with aggravated assault, unlawful restraint of a minor, false imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy, according to court documents.
The Sharon Herald reported Saturday that child welfare authorities took the Greenville boy to a hospital last month after he was found looking like a human skeleton.
"The child was starved," Dr. Jennifer Wolford of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh's Child Advocacy Center was quoted as saying in a criminal complaint. She described the boy as "the worst case of medical neglect that I have ever seen in my seven years as a pediatrician."
The unidentified boy lived with his mother and grandparents and three siblings -- two sisters, ages 4 and 11, and a 9-year-old brother, the paper reported.
The two girls appeared healthy, the criminal complaint said. The brother was underweight though not as severely as the victim.
Since June 6, hospital officials said the boy has gained 20 pounds, The Herald reported.
"The most important medicine used to treat him at the hospital was food," Wolford said in the complaint. "He was within a month of having a major cardiac event that he probably would not have recovered from . ... It is impossible to me that this severe neglect and active abuse was not visible. He was being starved in his own home around others of normal weight."


He has gained 20 pounds and is now out of the hospital, WTAE reported.
Debra Rader, the boy’s paternal grandmother, claims she twice warned Pennsylvania authorities about her former daughter-in-law.
Mary Rader wouldn’t allow her ex-husband’s family to see the child and acted “strange all the time,” Debra Rader told the Tribune-Review.
A Pennsylvania mom and her parents starved and beat a 7-year-old boy until he weighed less than 30 pounds, authorities say.WTAEA Pennsylvania mom and her parents starved and beat a 7-year-old boy until he weighed less than 30 pounds, authorities say.
When she finally saw the boy after his rescue, she was stunned.
“It was horrible,” Debra Rader told the Tribune-Review. “I'm sorry, but you wouldn't do to a dog what they did to that beautiful boy. They should starve them, and see if they like it.”
The boy’s sisters, ages 11 and 4, all seemed healthy when investigators arrived, authorities said. His 9-year-old brother was underweight but not nearly as bad as the boy.
Upset neighbors said they’d seen the other three kids playing outside but never knew the boy existed.
All the children have now been taken from the home.
Mary Rader and the grandparents posted $75,000 bail on Friday. They couldn’t be reached for comment.

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