Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Awful: Man Gets His Child Taken Away Because He Smoked Weed, Foster Parents Kill Child

Joshua Hill’s two-year-old daughter was taken away from him last November because he was caught smoking marijuana while she was asleep.

Child Protective Services put young Alexandria Hill in the care of foster parents, who abused and eventually murdered the child two months later.

Rockdale’s Sherill Small, whom Alex was placed with, has since been arrested on murder charges.

According to Austin, Texas, TV station KVUE, Alexandria was rushed to the hospital Monday night with severe head injuries and then flown to White Children’s Emergency Hospital in Temple, where she was placed on life support.

Hill, of Round Rock, Texas, got the call Monday night that Alex was in the hospital. He had last seen his daughter on a July 25 visitation at McDonald’s.

 “They wouldn’t tell me what condition she was in or what was wrong or what had happened. The only thing they would tell me is I needed to be there. When I got there, I found out that Alex was in a coma.”

For two days, Joshua held out hope that his daughter would regain consciousness, but on Wednesday night, she was taken off life support.

Hill told KVUE that he knew she was being abused after their first visit.

 “She would come to visitation with bruises on her, and mold and mildew in her bag,” he said. “It got to a point where I actually told CPS that they would have to have me arrested because I wouldn’t let her go back.”

Officials with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services told KVUE that they rely on private agencies to perform background checks on foster homes.

The agency assigned to Small’s household was Texas Mentor. State records show a total of 15 violations for the agency’s Austin Branch within the past two years.

 Four of those deficiencies were for failing to perform proper background checks on foster homes.

“We never hurt our daughter,” Joshua told KVUE. “She was never sick, she was never in the hospital, and she never had any issues until she went into state care.”

Small's Bond is set at 100,000 dollars

Source: EliteDaily


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  2. I don't understand a society that would take a child away from a peaceful pot smoker who partook in the activity when the child wasn't even awake. In turn they just dropped that same child off at death's door. This system is so fucked and nobody seems to want to do anything about it. What will it take to end the War on Drugs? A peaceful protest in the streets or the continuation of lives being destroyed over a plant? How many more people will lose their jobs, homes, families, and lives before these fucking retards in office realize that this war causes nothing more than pain and suffering? That is a life choice and should only be acted upon when it is negatively impacting others such as driving under the influence. Alcohol, prescription pills, and cigarettes are more damaging than most drugs and yet we are aloud to partake in such activities. Fuck the DEA and all of the assholes that support them.

  3. Thank the good Lord for marijuana prohibition. Without it, this child would have had to possibly have had a meaningful and love filled life.

    Luckily she was brutally murdered, all thanks to Obama's broken promises to decriminalize marijuana.

    Such a sad story.

  4. Dude was a druggie..I don't feel sorry for him. Maybe next time check your priorities because obviously your drug was more important than your child. R.I.P little girl. Take care of your kids..or you give up rights to them and who KNOWS what kind of person they'll put in charge of them :(

    1. Let me get this straight - SOMEONE'S DAUGHTER DIED and you don't feel bad for him because he smoked a little marijuana when she wasn't around?

      What an ignorant statement. Smoking pot does not make you a druggie. That's like saying drinking a beer at night makes you an alcoholic and a terrible parent. How does smoking pot when the child is asleep equal not taking care of your kid anyway? She was alive, she wasn't being beaten, and from the photo she looks like she was rather happy.

      But yeah, totally his fault. He had it coming, right?

    2. Lady Michaelis.... WTF.... Are you serious right now??? Priority's?!?!?! Do you even know the definition of the word?? How is smoking a bit of weed while your child is sound asleep placing more importance on weed than the child?.... He has put the child to bed, he is not sat there blowing smoke in his daughters face... It is YOU who needs to get YOUR priority's right, You are putting more importance on the weed smoking than the brutal murder of a 3 year old girl!?!?!? ARE YOU MENTAL?!?! He DID take care of his kids... Like I said she was in bed... not on the streets or chained to the radiator.

    3. You make me sick .... you represent so much of what is wrong with the world today ... I think you should apply at the IMF, Suez, Veolia, ... they are always in need of people like you.

      There you can righteously privatize peoples drinking water, reduce their rights, mess with the democratic process world-wide and you can make the poor even poorer.

      Then you can feel really self-righteous and you will be payed well beyond what you deserve & be among your own people who will pat you on the back & tell you, you are doing the right thing all the time (plus you can quietly be a parasite to society at the same time).

      THE PROBLEM IS: There are too many people like YOU Lady von Braun ... ups. sorry Lady Michaels (.. and you are no lady - I know a few real blue blooded ones, ladies are educated & well informed, they don't just wear pretty clothes or marry fat hogs).

  5. To the pickle sucker lady judge... a joint at night makes you a druggie? So does getting sll zoned on your antidepressant and trying to post..what a skill you have to inspire rage! I am very curious as to who reported this dad or how he was 'discovered'.. and cps/cys has given itself over to our driving forces greed and foul our nation and its people.. how ashamed can one be and still have hope? To all those involved in act or spirit with the torture and murder of this'scoming round..itll be your turn soon..maybe your quivering will find some empathy!!!

  6. I will not even get into the issue of weed ... The main issue is that it still relies on state services. This state insists that the tutelary in platitudes, but allows such a thing to happen. If there is a culprit in this story, is the social service which failed to protect the girl. Revolting!

  7. Oh God the silliness of some people is beyond redemption. I wonder if the self-righteous bastard that reported this is now feeling satisfied with his/her "good deed". Angels are smiling upon you ...


    Fking self-righteous, unemphatic fkers (pardon my "french", but this really ticked me off). I truly wish you get your well deserved karma some day.

    You know Hitler felt very self righteous as well, so did the inquisition / most of the truly evil characters & organisations in history.

    I kinda hope there is heaven / hell. I'd really be curious to see where there are more pot heads & where there are more self-righteous/religious people.

    1. You can happily delete this comment as it was written when I was quite angry and I'm not so proud of the language :(