An obese Florida woman has been charged for murder after sitting on her 9 year-Old cousin as punishment.
According to reports, 9-year-old, Dericka Lindsay was having problems with behavior and her 69-year-old mother, Grace Joan Smith called her cousin Veronica Green, 64 to assist her with what she thought would be normal discipline.
Instead, Veronica came over and hit the 9-year-old with a ruler and metal pipe before she ran to an armchair to get away.
According to reports, In the act of punishing the 74-pound little girl, Green sat on her for more than 10 minutes.
Dericka advised Green she could not breathe but she did not move right away. She sat on her for 2 more minutes before she realized the little girl was unconscious and that’s when she immediately jumped up and called authorities and when they arrived she was rushed to a nearby hospital where she later died.
Green was arrested and charged with a bond of $125,000 and the parents were arrested for child neglect because it was unclear if they tried to help the child. Her mothers bond was set at $75,000 with her fathers being set at $50,000 in Escambia County jail.
No further information has been given in the case.