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    Macclesfield, N.C. A 13-year-old boy who was tied to a tree two nights this week died Thursday, and his father and stepmother have been charged with murder, authorities said Friday.

    Brice Brian McMillan, 41, and Sandra Elizabeth McMillan, 36, both of 1110 Felton Farm Road in Macclesfield, have been charged with first-degree murder and felony child abuse. They were being held Friday in the Edgecombe County Detention Center without bond.

    Deputies were called to the Felton Farm Road residence Thursday afternoon to assist paramedics with an unresponsive teen. The boy's father told deputies he had tied the teen to a tree outside the home Tuesday night because he was being disobedient and other disciplinary actions had failed.

    The father said he untied the boy Wednesday morning and allowed him back into the house, but he was tied to the tree a second time that night when he started acting up again. The boy remained tied up until his stepmother found him unconscious at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, authorities said.

    The father was performing CPR on the teen when paramedics arrived at the house, said John Dwight Jefferson, of the Pinetops Rescue Squad.

    The teen, who was identified as Tyler Gene McMillan, was in cardiac arrest and was taken to Heritage Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Jefferson said.
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    Another story that just makes me shake my head.
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    WTF? You wouldn't do that to a dog!
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    I refuse to post MY suggestions as to how these "parents" should be punished... because it is excessively violent.

    And lethal.

    A 13-year old that is disrespectful and does not respond to other disciplines??
    Bulls**t!

    This is a simple case of parents that have no parenting skills, no creativity, no imagination, and a serious problem dealing with the harsh reality of children.
    They should not be allowed to keep any of their children.
    And they should never see the outside of a prison again.

    Sorry... I get a little... upset when I read stories like this.

    Excuse me while I go hug my children.

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    They must have tied him up awfully tight to kill him. If the tree did not work what was next, burying him up to his neck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vepr View Post
    They must have tied him up awfully tight to kill him. If the tree did not work what was next, burying him up to his neck?
    I was sort of wondering what the actual cause of death was.
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    My 14 yo makes me angry at times, but I would never do anything to harm him.

    Both parents should be tied up in a bear enclosure and left alone for two days.

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    Edgecombe County Sheriff James Knight said the boy's wrists and ankles were bound with plastic ties and that he was also tied to the tree with some other material. Although a rope was seen dangling from a tree in the yard outside the house Friday, he wouldn't confirm whether that was used to tie the boy.

    Investigators found bruises on the boy's wrists and ankles, Knight said, declining to comment on whether other marks were found on his body.
    Last edited by Teetop; 06-14-2008 at 11:58 AM. Reason: add info from article.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    I was sort of wondering what the actual cause of death was.
    Me too. What could cause cardiac arrest in someone so young? Heat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Me too. What could cause cardiac arrest in someone so young? Heat?
    Heat, dehydration, exposure, damage to the arteries in his wrists/ankles...

    Or any combination of the above...

    Take your pick, they are all bad, and all abusive. :mad:
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