What A Stepmom Did To A Helpless 4 Year-Old In Her Care Is Enough To Make You Cry [VIDEO]

What A Stepmom Did To A Helpless 4 Year-Old In Her Care Is Enough To Make You Cry [VIDEO]

There are monsters among us. Though most parents and stepparents are imperfect, but thoughtful caretakers of their little ones, there are occasional stories peppered into the news cycle of true heinousness. One 25 year-old woman is now facing jail time for literally scalding her stepson to death. Her story is absolutely horrendous.

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From Rare:

Anna Ritchie, 25, of Ohio, faces 15 years to life in prison due to murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and endangering children charges stemming from the death of her 4-year-old stepson, Austin Cooper, in March.

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The child’s legs were put into a tub of 130-degree water for 20 to 25 minutes as punishment and, according to the coroner, he died of shock from blood and fluid loss caused by burns.

According to the New York Daily News, when Ritchie let her son out of the tub, “bleeding and blistered skin was coming off of his legs.”

The child’s cries were ignored throughout the night, and Ritchie told the boy’s biological father, Robert Ritchie III, not to check up on him.

The next morning the father found his son “stiff as a board” in his bedroom and dialed 911.

“I think my son died,” he cried.

The boy’s grandmother, Sheri Gredig, said Monday that “Anna Ritchie is pure evil.”

She tortured and killed an innocent 4 year-old boy. And for her crime, she is in danger of receiving 15 years to life?

Nothing short of boiling her alive would be true justice. Instead, it’s possible for her to resume living her life before she reaches 40.

What the hell happened to the criminal justice system in America?

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