Apple Valley, Calif. woman Amanda Sorensen has been arrested in connection to a 2-year-old girl's death. The woman is accused of forcing the child to ingest chili powder -- which led her to die from a fatal seizure. While this is already a stomach-turning story, it's made even more tragic that this child didn't even belong to her. She's accused of doing this to her boyfriend's daughter, which means a mother and a father are left without their baby while the accused is awaiting her arraignment.
There really aren't many details in this tragic case, as officials await full autopsy results in the death of the unidentified 2-year-old child. Amanda Sorensen is being held on $500,000 bond, and there are no reports on why she is being accused of doing this crime. What led officials to believe that she was the one who forced the child to ingest chili powder until she was thrown into a life-ending seizure? Perhaps that evidence will come to light soon.
In the meantime, those who are aware of this story, especially those who live in Apple Valley, are completely outraged. Comments on various news reports express nothing short of total rage -- and that's completely understandable. This little child didn't deserve whatever it was that happened to her -- and if her death was due to this level of abuse then the stiffest form of punishment should be doled out for it. When will the U.S. justice system punish crimes against children more severely?
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