A sad story. I wish I could say it’s the first time I’ve heard of parents using the discipline method described in this story. From the WRAL web site.
Smithfield, N.C. — A Johnston County
woman accused of killing her 4-year-old adopted son took the stand
Monday at her trial, weeping when describing her own abused childhood
and when talking about the dead boy.
Lynn Paddock, 47, is charged
with murder in the Feb. 26, 2006, death of Sean Paddock. Authorities
said Sean was bound so tightly in blankets that he suffocated.
Defense attorneys have argued that Sean’s death was accidental and that Paddock’s actions were a form of discipline, not abuse.
Read the whole article here.