Florida Girl, 8, Dies Months After Drinking Boiling Water Through Straw

Kiari Pope

An 8-year-old Boynton Beach girl died months after she drank boiling water through a straw on a dare. Ki’ari Pope died from respiratory complications on Monday.

Ki’ari’s adult cousin, Latoya Johnson, said Ki’ari and her younger cousins viewed a Youtube.com video about drinking boiling water through a straw in March.

Johnson said another cousin dared Kiara to do it.

“Oh, I’ll do it,” Ki’ari reportedly said at the time.

“She felt like she was so fierce and could do everything,” said Johnson.

After drinking the boiling water, Ki’ari was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with severe burns in her throat and esophagus (the digestive tube leading from her throat to her stomach).

Doctors inserted a tracheostomy tube down her throat and hooked her up to a ventilator machine in the intensive care unit.

She couldn’t speak but she could still smile, Johnson told a reporter.

At some point, the doctor made an incision in Ki’ari’s throat to insert a small tracheostomy tube so she could be released from the hospital and return home with her 21-year-old mother.

Her cousin said Ki’ari couldn’t speak but she was slowly getting her voice back and seemed to be doing okay.

Then Ki’ari attended a cousin’s birthday party on Sunday.

“It was her cousin’s birthday party then she went home and went to sleep and they said she woke up and couldn’t breathe,” Johnson said.

Her mother’s boyfriend said Ki’ari was unconscious and unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead at Jackson Memorial on Monday.

The hospital reported the earlier incident to the Florida Department of Children and Family records in March. The agency investigated nine other incidents of abuse involving Ki’ari 4 of the incidents occurred in 2017.

But Ki’ari’s mother denies the reports of abuse.

A friend of the family set up a GoFundme account on behalf of Ki’ari’s mother.

But many question the reports of abuse in the home and whether or not the mother should profit from her daughter’s death.

Marquisia Bonner, who created the account on behalf of Yolanda Johnson, said the insurance company refused to pay for funeral arrangements because Ki’ari had a tracheostomy (a surgical hole in her neck) “which caused her to have chronic respiratory problems, unable to talk and her death.”

The DCF’s Critical Incident Rapid Response Team is investigating Ki’ari’s death.

Critics say the DFC dropped the ball by not removing Ki’ari from the home and placing her in Foster care in March.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Damn shame.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    poor beautiful baby. rest her soul. what a tragedy.

    i have NO use for monsters who abuse children and the elderly. hell, and pets. scum of the earth

  • NicoleZee

    Jesus, Mary, and Joseph! So sad. Wait a minute, how much of the boiling water did she drink??? If you drink something too hot, you immediately stop because it is too hot to continue swallowing it, so how did she drink that much water to suffer burns and death or did someone pour it down her throat and they left that part out??? Confusing.

  • sunni_daze

    This did not have to happen. Who boliled the water for these little kids? Because they need to be punched in the face with a hot skillet and arrested for child abuse.

  • NicoleZee

    Be very careful when you purchase life insurance. Some companies will NOT pay for certain causes of death. Insurance lady told me if you kill yourself too quickly after you take out a policy, they won’t pay, but if you kill yourself a few years after you get the policy, they will pay. Stupid right???

    And yes, as she told me, some people do take out life insurance policies in order to commit suicide. SMDH!

    And if you go missing, your family will get nothing with most policies. And if you are murdered, it depends on the circumstances surrounding the murder and if there is a body found. I think the agent who told me that dumb shit was with State Farm, highway robbery anyway!

    Oh, and if you’ve ever had mental health issues or taken antidepressants, the company may not insure you. I guess they figure you’ll end up committing suicide. Insurance is a dirty and unfair business. Sad.

  • MookieFly

    If they were smart, they would try and sue Youtube. Get that Google money

  • NicoleZee

    The story sounds very fishy. I think there is more to the story, especially since the insurance company wouldn’t cover the funeral. So sad. And if there were other incidents or reports of abuse, why the hell was this child allowed back in the home??? I don’t get these state agencies. When they get complaints and even when they can prove that a child had been abused, why in the holiest of hell would you allow anyone to have anymore access to their children when they abused or neglected them??? SMDH!

  • Nanny

    She was 8 her mom 21?

  • Bonsai

    To blame it on YouTube is pathetic. Those parents should be charged with recklessness.

  • Coy little wink

    Did she drink it willingly or was she forced? At 8 years old you know how tub water can be too hot to step in…let alone boiling water. I smell fish…

  • NicoleZee

    My question is, why do these websites allow dangerous content like that??? I don’t get it. You can live stream a murder or suicide on Facebook and you can look up dumb stunts that can cause death om many sites. The websites should be held accountable in some kind of way but not sure if families would win lawsuits if they sue.

  • starbright9449

    Whoever was suppose to be watching her is to blame. And if she was being abused then her Mom is to blame. Youtube got lawyers upon lawyers on call, skilled lawyers. Youtube isn’t even to blame. I’m sure they can stall in court for years and years.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Damn

  • starbright9449

    No one is going to drink hot boiled water for longer than two seconds. As soon as you feel that pain you would stop. I think someone forced that hot water down that poor child’s throat. Maybe she wanted to speak out about abuse and someone wanted to make sure she couldn’t talk? Idk but this whole story is fishy. What prank video was it? Who was the youtube prankster? I couldn’t find any stupid pranks about boiling water but I found pranks about shooting a loaded gun at someone and such. This story is fishy.

  • ShWa

    Ikr, I was counting backwards like damn!

  • imright

    someone forced the hot water down that baby’s throat !! “drank BOILING HOT WATER thru a staw” FOH ??

  • ShWa

    Yes they do.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I see you caught that too

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    My baby is almost 8 and I can’t even fathom it, prayers and heartfelt sorrow for them.

  • IAmLegend

    Me too lol

  • IamAllnatural

    I can believe she did it on a dare because some of these kids will do the silly things they see on the internet. I know a guy who drank hot soup that damaged his esophagus. His voice was never the same, always hoarse.
    RIP beautiful Ki’ari??

  • IamAllnatural

    I wanna know how old is the father. Shame on the parents & grandparents who failed her.

  • Queen B

    The shade though smh they just had to throw that in there

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    GotDamnit!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Miami8981

    Rest in heaven with God, Ki’ari,

    So if Ki’ari’s mom is 21 and Ki’ari was 8 at the time of her death then that means her mother had her when she was 13 years old.

    Somebody bout to get locked up. I smell foul play.

    Rest in heaven, angel.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    A client of ours did that. Killed himself on the anniversary of the policy that allowed payment. Very sad.

  • IAmLegend

    So now a man is suing Usher for exposing him to herpes smh

  • MookieFly

    True, the chance of winning is low but would definitely spark legislation to tighten content allowed on these streaming services if it gets media attention, esoecially since the girl was so young.

  • Lisa daniels

    Wtf, why the hell would an adult or any do this dare ? SMh

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Was getting her voice back and just stopped breathing huh? Mom is having bf’s plural investigated. They looking at mom romantic history in other story I read

  • Lisa daniels

    I heard that Usher is a celeb ho for pay and he turned tricks for the Uber rich and lied about his status gave some very wealthy Euro queen the burn and that’s how these leaks got out.

  • Lisa daniels

    Then dfcs show stepped in when mama turn up preggos

  • NicoleZee

    Wow! That’s so sad. I wonder if he suffered from depression. So many people are suffering in silent. Life sucks sometimes, but suicide should never be the end result. Maybe his soul is at rest now. I guess he just wasn’t strong enough to continue living.

  • MookieFly

    There’s loads of blame and what appears to be a questionable home life but Youtube(Google) might settle out of court to keep the media from attaching to this case. Is it morally right? Not necessarily

  • KarmaBackAround

    This was a baby…period..i feel soooo bad for her..

  • Oh Tommie

    What….where’s the link

  • Oh Tommie

    But the straw didn’t melt? ??

  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It’ could be relevant to the story, in a way.
    Maybe the mother was just too young, immature, and/or irresponsible to be a good mom to this child.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This story seems suspect.

  • Lisa daniels
  • http://www.pureromance.com LA

    So sad..

  • hotntot95

    ?Reading this broke my heart..?

  • Nonya Bizness

    Prayers for the mother’s other 2 children. I hope they aren’t subjected to the same treatment.

  • soujourn_erets

    So sad. My dear little sis.

    She’ll be in a better place soon. She’s just resting now.

  • On the radar….

    Poor baby. Kids will try anything for a dare but this seems suspect. Dang it ?

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy
  • Nonya Bizness

    Make that her 3 other children. She had a baby in March, because all she does is chase and suck d ick, according to her FB profile. Worthless excuse for a mom posted a pic of her daughter’s hand in the hospital bed and told people not to ask what happened. Posts about a dude paying her bills, and the next day is begging for $.

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    Those social workers should be fired! The fuk!?

  • Solstice

    Are you freaking serious??!! ?? I don’t have Facebook so I doubt I can see her posts. Unbelievable!!

  • teather

    RIP, Sweet Princess. That first. Next, be cautious of anyone raising money on somebody else’s behalf. The narrative on that Go Fund Me page is badly written and doesn’t;t read well.Grammar is not a top issue, but it does give indication as to how serious the pitch is. So be cautious. Many ppl on GFM are illegal scammers. It’s happened before. As far as social workers and claims of abuse, that’s public info that will be forthcoming. Just wait

  • Nanny

    This story stinks. She voluntarily swallowed enough water to damage her esophagus?

  • Benita Renee’

    Right! That’s some BS

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It sounds like the boiling water damaged her esophagus… and then she developed some complications stemming from the tracheostomy tube, that probably cost her her life.

  • SG

    Damn YouTube.

  • SG

    SMH!

  • dontgetblocked

    It all started with her mom having her at 13.

  • SG

    This just gets worse and worse. His legacy is swirling the drain. Damn Usher! Maybe the man got it from a chick who was with Usher.

  • http://2urbangirls.com 2UrbanGirls

    did she really drink it herself or was it forced down her throat? i would think the straw would melt from the intense heat.

  • SG

    Wow. If that’s true then they are trying to destroy him.

  • Crazy tee

    RIP but I had to do the math too I’m not going to lie

  • OP2

    Huh? Haven’t seen any articles on that one. @__@

  • Lisa daniels

    Yep.

  • Ni Ni

    Something don’t sound right- nine other incidents with this baby ?.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    The mother leaves her alone with a cousin and she drinks hot water through a straw. Then, she leaves her alone with a boyfriend and she dies. That’s a real mother for ya’.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    It sounds like they finally succeeded in getting rid of her and now it’s time to cash out with a GoFundMe page.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Sad

  • Ni Ni

    Dayum ?

  • the guest

    Please help me out here because I can’t get past my repeated calculating that the 8 year old victim’s mother is 21. This poor little girl never had a chance with a 13 year old mother. Her mother severely lacks maternal insticnt and common sense.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    OMG I was thinking about that faint scene the other day.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    and birth control.

  • the guest

    I had to calculate four times because I did not want to believe that her mother had her 13.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Toya wright had reginae at 13. It’s possible

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Yes!!! I had to count on my fingers to be sure I was like 13!!! Hell she BEEN leaving that child with kinfolk to babysit most likely she was just a child having a child

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I believe Tameka behind this.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Don’t be donate sorry but folks using go fund me for insurance policies go fund me was started for people who had business ventures or ideas that they needed funded folks had actual businesses and business plans but needed extra dashboard for equipment or to take their business to the next level

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I see me being so protective and strict as a mom when I have kids bc of things like this. U ain’t hanging with everyone

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Whaaaaat dang I thought it was pregnant at 14 dropped baby at 15 but I guess that ain’t much of a age difference

  • Sid

    It doesn’t make sense where she would continue to drink hot water like that. Something is off about the mothers story.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Dam!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    They probably did. I was cooking breakfast when I was 8

  • the guest

    Kids have no business on YouTube or any social media. Enough is enough. Parents today want their kids to like them so badly they throw needed rules out the window. Social media has become a babysitter. The old cousin had no business babysitting and this poor innocent 8 year old baby girl had no business on YouTube.

  • yvette46

    21 year old mom? ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Lord have mercy I want to get my belt out and whoop every adult a$$ involved!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Yessssss let burn!! Usher better get to confessing !! He left out so stuff in his confessions

  • the guest

    My Lord, FOUR children by 21. I can’t. I just can’t.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    With the level of stupidity I witness on a daily basis, it’s a miracle most children live to see their first birthday. Wild animals take better care of their young.

    I saw a recent headline where a couple lost custody of their child because they have low IQs. Maybe someone is finally waking up.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Exactly she did an interview for some show and she said 13

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Nope I said the same thing but it said 3 other ppl have come forward who claims to have had sex with him two women and one man

  • FallenOne

    Did i read correctly that the mom 21 and the ki’ari 8? Plus she has other children?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Yes I saw it too now who was allowing these two folks to get it on!! The dude was getting a disability check because his iq was so low

  • On the radar….

    Yep. When I was in the 8th grade one of my classmates got pregnant.

  • On the radar….

    I’m tired of crying when I see these senseless and preventable deaths.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    I’ll be back when y’all get off topic! Cuz I have a feeling auntie gone leave us with this post all weekend and half of Monday morning

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Forced sterilizations: All in favor say, “aye!”

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Mine too in 7th grade

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Omg this baby was failed miserably….

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I know a tranny with a shady past: shoplifting, identity theft, and check fraud. A few months ago, his mother was ill. He asked people to donate $5000 so he could move his mother in with him. Child, they paid him dust! Not one dime!

  • SG

    Dammit Usher!

  • On the radar….

    Good!

  • SG

    Surely she can’t be that malicious. You are the mother of his kids. Ushers pockets suffer that negatively affects her children

  • IamAllnatural

    One second of drinking hot water is all you need to damage your esophagus. That’s a very sensitive part of our body.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Poor baby RIH.

  • IamAllnatural

    I had a girl at my school in the 5th grade pregnant. In 6th grade she had the baby at 11 years old and was on the Geraldo Rivera show.

  • abby500

    I actually put my phone down and calculated on my fingers TWICE.

  • suganspice68

    Her mom had to had been 12 or 13 when she gave birth to Ki’ari

  • abby500

    Now I agree with you in this! Maybe a temporary sterilization for some ppl until they’re mature and financially stable.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Can you imagine the government trying to enforce this?! LMAO! ?

  • Torae

    Lies there are no YouTube videos that involve drinking boiling water through a straw and kids these days have enough sense not to do something like that. The caseworker(s) need to be fired because someone didn’t do their job.?

  • CaramelDrop

    I second this motion ??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Or when she was most likely sexually abused.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sad. Rest In Peace.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    My cousin had a baby that age, would not advice it.

  • hottlanta

    Too much for even me. Just tragic.

  • yvette46

    Strongly not advice! !

  • Faithz

    Sad ,,God is building his flower garden, and He’s not just using a lot of old flowers, God get the Beautiful Young ones, RIP Angel.

  • Ridajean

    This story seems real suspect! From how the adult cousin described the incident, it seems that this child was forced to drink that boiling water! I can heat hot chocolate in the microwave for 45 seconds and still let it sit until it’s lukewarn before I drink it because I can’t stand boiling hot drinks! NO drink is worth burning your lips off, much less your tongue and throat! Im a grown adult, this was a little child! She was ‘fierce’…what does that mean? Someone really needs to be arrested! This story makes me too sad!

  • Nessa

    These insurance companies are such a scam.. They refuse to pay for any and everything..

  • the guest

    Me too! In my head twice, fingers twice, then confirmed with calculator. Have us on SR resorting to finger math.

  • free

    Her body’s defense mechanism would not allow her to do this to that extent. She was forced.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Such a said story

  • Nycniceness

    You are so right Nonya Bizness! I just saw her FB page and I hate to judge people but she definitely fit the ratchet title. She just had a baby. And she works as a cashier so you know she has money struggles. It’s unfortunate that her family are cut from the same ratchet cloth; why would tell a child to drink boiling water? But something doesn’t seem right about the story anyway. Many details have been left out. And the GoFundMe is totally suspect to me, as well. I will bet my check they will cremate that baby because it’s cheaper and they won’t say a word about it. That mother know she needs money so she will use her GoFundMe for her other priorities. I feel sorry for the rest of the kids.

  • the guest

    God knows I don’t want to speak against a mother, But THIS mother should have never had custody at 13.

    Where are the REAL adults in this situation the grandmothers or great aunts who should have had custody????

    Older cousin?? The mother’s only 21 so older cousin must be 18. This poor baby raised and abused by babies and dared by her authority figure to do a YouTube stunt that took her life. She should not have been in their care.

    Somebody tell the STUPID child neglecting abusing older cousin that that poor baby didn’t drink boiling hot water “cause thought she was all that.”

    That baby was being abused and seeking approval from her authority figures so when they dared her drink boiling hot water through a straw she did it to win favor.

  • Miss Thang

    yep, and I recently blocked my 5 year old niece from YouTube because she was watching inappropriate stuff for her age. I only put YouTube Kids on her Tablet because her parents are too stupid to know how to protect their child.

  • bhavana

    She’s with God now where she’ll never be in pain again. RIP sweet angel.

  • NeverSurprised

    You need a license to do all manner of things, yet a 13 year old child is allowed to bring a baby into this world with absolutely no knowledge of how to care for her. These young teens who have babies know NOTHING about child rearing, and it sickens me. I have long been an advocate of mandatory parenting classes.

  • xenaD

    mine better not dare watch some YouTube videos with “elsia and Anna” those little brats are too damn grown for me!! They switches to some “shimmer and shine” I have to see if those lil heffas are grown as well…. I want mine to stay as childish as possible straight they 8th grade :) I DO NOT believe this story at all!! The stories I have heard about this one chick (from my old hood) … the things she’s done in front of her toddler I think she would’ve actually killed her to prevent her from talking! And (kids are smarter than u think) the kid went to school one day and told the teachers everything!! They removed the kid from the home and hauled her retarded ass mother straight to jail! Glad the acs people were doing their jobs that day (unlike the workers in this story)

  • NeverSurprised

    And why is the cousin doing all of the talking. Where is the mother?

  • NeverSurprised

    Agreed.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    He was a victim of long term medication side effects untreated. The prescription industry is a sham.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Good!! Folks need to stop taking advantage of people’s kindness

  • rayne215

    my kid has a trach and he needed nursing care at home. i wonder how her medical care was at home and at this party with a trach. i agree that it seems DHS dropped the ball here. boiling water? like come on. poor thing

  • rayne215

    my kid has a trach and he needed nursing care at home. i wonder how her medical care was at home and at this party with a trach. i agree that it seems DHS dropped the ball here. boiling water? like come on. poor thing

  • Ms. Jackson

    Damn Baby Girl, Lord have mercy! First I’m pissed BECAUSE THE NET has these kids thinking they are invincible! Second, these parents must teach their kids to be leaders, not followers. My friends did stupid ass shit that made no sense to me at all, and hell, if I didn’t see the logic, I turned my ass in the other direction. Third, the moma had that baby waaaay too damn young. Lastly, DFC, DFAX, CPS… they all need a damn overhaul. Too many kids are dying because those employees are over worked or don’t give a got damn. Plus, these mommas are too hot in the twat and or running behind these doggish ass men…allow them (some inadvertently because of abuse or whatever the hell the case may be) to kill their kids! DAMN MANNNNN. I’m sick and tired of these kids dying from pure negligence!!! ???????

  • Solstice

    You are exactly right!! This too is what I believe really happened. So very sad and unnecessary ?

  • Solstice

    Someone else had mentioned that as well! Wow ? smh

  • DynoMight

    Don’t need Ms. Cleo, Slyvia Brown or Dionne Warwick and her psychic friends to “see” the truth in this tragedy.

    Poor baby… rest angel. #JusticeSoonCome

    The update to this story will not surprise those of us with vision and half (of) a functioning brain. Wow.

    EwwTube and AutoInCorrect should elope and vacation in hell. #OneWayTicketInAHandBasket

  • Ms. Jackson

    Probably laid up with her boo.

  • Jeanine McNeal

    Mandatory birth control ? Being a good parent is more than watching a child. As a parent it is our responsibility to teach, nurture and enable a child to hopefully be amazing.

    I hear these stories and it breaks my heart

  • Malcom Flex

    A 21 one year old with a sassy looking 8 year old and assholes at this board got the nerve to try to fuss with me cause I’m pro marriage?!!!!!!!

  • GuestSTAR

    RIP little one.

  • Malcom Flex

    PERVERTS AND CHILD MOLESTERS ARE WATCHING how you think she gave birth at 13 we have LET OUR BLACK GIRLS DOWN.

  • NicoleZee

    They are full of shit and have the rudest dumbest people that sell insurance. I tried to get life insurance years ago, they asked me all kinds of personal questions, so I said to hell with it, I will keep my money. What difference does it make what medications I have taken and if I choose to go skydiving??? The fuck??? And then they had the nerve to try to recruit me for a job. I’ll eat glass laced with arsenic before I ever work for an insurance company! FOH!

    Basically, if you don’t die of natural causes from old age or die from some disease when you’re elderly, they probably will not pay or will send you through hell before they pay the funeral home or release any money to beneficiaries. Anyone who works in insurance should have their brain thoroughly examined! What normal person would want a job in that industry??? SMDH!

  • NicoleZee

    I hope his family tried to sue. You are probably right about prescriptions. My family hates that I take medication. I have no choice, I suffer from painful headaches and migraines, so I have to take prescription medication. I’m allergic to most OTC pain relievers, so there you go. But I must say, Morphine works very well for migraines, I don’t like having to take a narcotic, but it gives me relief from the head pain.

    The worst thing about healthcare is insurance. They are always full of shit. Some companies/policies are cracking down on covering certain amounts of narcotics. Stupid. Everyone on prescription narcotics are not drug addicts! Geeesh!!!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    What does this have to do with pro marriage?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Wait how is an 8 year old capable of drinking boiled water?! As an adult I can’t even bear
    to ingest anything that hot

  • the guest

    Exactly. Probably already making another baby. She already had THREE more after this poor baby. Where is the mother’s family? No older women with sense? But if the mother only 21 then grandmothers probably no older than 40 and still partying too.

  • the guest

    It’s too much every other day. Enough is enough.

  • Malcom Flex

    THANK YOU SIS

  • Malcom Flex

    Black generational child abuse rape babies. we go to do better

  • Malcom Flex

    You know who the father is an older black male.

  • Malcom Flex

    Sick. did they catch the CHILD MOLESTER??

  • Malcom Flex

    100%

  • Coco17

    Why would someone dare anyone to do that… smh

  • Coco17

    I agree so sad and ridiculous

  • Youngblood

    omg its not like drinking hot tea,boiling hot water,iam not the best mother n the world but my mother instinct makes me very noise and scared for my kids n this crazy world iam checking on them every 5 min,my daughter gets mad because when she outside iam calling her every, 5 min and I tell her and my son you cant get mad at me for loving you kids not only want guidance they need it.STAY WOKE

  • nick c

    You always have to prove good health for life insurance if its over a certain amount it doesn’t mean you will get denied it just determines what your premium will be. I believe in this case they want the family to file a mal practice suit.

  • GuestSTAR

    Sounds like mama was abusive and probably poured that boiling water down this baby’s throat.

  • SummerBaby

    RIP beautiful! ???? This whole write up is sad. ?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Happy Saturday hun.

    Beyond sad

  • Darkandlovely617?

    And my advice to both of you is learn proper grammatical structure.

  • MistaO

    “Mother” 21 years old, child was 8 years old..Do the math. Damn shame, once again…

  • MistaO

    Just about everything in this scenario. The fact that you question it is a clear indication of just how far people have fallen. And how ignorant as well..

  • Justlooknout

    Unfortunately, she had her at an early age
    But their are many young moms, that have become doctors, lawyers and judges. That’s no excuse I made mistakes at age 28 with my first. My son crawled out his crib, went down stairs and has pulled out a chair. Scooted up to sink and was attempting to wash dishes and make breakfast at 3 years old. Nor me or husband heard. Thankful I heard something in kitchen. I can’t even imagine what could have happened. He 20 now away at culinary school. Thank God for Jesus.

    May this angel rest in peace in heaven.

  • imright

    why does Sandra leave the most depressing posts up on the weekend ?

  • A D N

    Wow, at an early age he knew he wanted to cook!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Many years ago, I believe it was in the early 90s, I was walking down the street when I saw a homeless man pushing an overloaded shopping cart in my direction. The cart was overflowing with so much stuff, I could barely see the top of his head. It looked like he was tailing a massive water buffalo.

    When he passed me by, I turned around to get a better look at him. And there she was… a tiny, little girl in a dark, dusty jacket with a filthy stuffed animal gripped in one hand and holding on to the homeless man’s coattails with the other.

    I stood there… frozen… trapped between my desire to help her and a sense that I should mind my own business. As I watched them moving farther away, my heart ached at the thought of that little girl’s future.

    There are so many babies suffering in this world….

  • Pamela

    Who knows why? She’s “funny” that way.

  • FallenOne

    Punched with a hot skillet?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Please do not generalize me without knowing me based off of a question. Again, how does this story scream pro marriage?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Awe that’s sweet he wanted to be a cook! But honestly speaking I’m glad you heard something lol

  • TheOwley

    “The agency investigated NINE other incidents of abuse involving Ki’ari, 4 of the incidents occurred in 2017.” The dumbasses failed this child and now the 10th investigation will be the final one, her death. Unbelievable. DCF? You have ONE job. One. This child is now free from this FU world.

  • 6ue$$imh8n

    Exactly

  • Saharabutnotdry

    Homicide .

  • MsPam

    Please get life insurance for yourself and your kids. If you can afford to gets Jordons, weaves, liquor and weed you can afford life insurance. RIP Babygirl??

  • Karen Brady

    3 times here..then I rubbed my eyes to make sure they were clear.

  • Karen Brady

    the hospital didn’t call children’s services when they rushed her to emergency ? what the fuk man.

  • 19awesomegrl97

    WOW

  • yvette46

    Look Darkey, you maybe was a teenage mom like this chick, don’t take your anger out on me!! I see you have nothing else to do on such a lovely weekend.

  • Diva_woman

    Exactly, having a baby at 13 means she was possibly impregnated at 12. This is sick

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She was actually 15, but I get your point.

    (Toya was born in Oct 1983, had her daughter in Nov. 1998)

  • Yetunde

    This is all so sad. There are so many questions for me. How is the adult cousin able to describe what happened? Was she present at the time? If so, why didn’t she stop it? Who boiled the water for the child? If there were so many incidents at their home, why was nothing done? RIP.

  • Canary Red™

    This was murder!
    I did some research and can not find any challenges or videos of kids or adults drinking boiling water through a straw. I found one invention video of a straw that will change the temperature of boiling water from hot to cold basically.
    Red Flags, history of abuse, life & insurance policy (((at the age of 21)))…RIP angel trust and believe they will pay for what they did to you!

  • the guest

    The more I read about this tragedy, the more it is clear the older cousin boiled the water and forced that dear child to drink it.

    It appears the 21 year old mother who had three more kids after giving birth to the victim when she 13 years old, felt her first born daughter was worth more dead than alive.

    They tried to silence the little girl so she couldn’t talk about the abuse. When she started to get better they made sure she’d never talk. No doubt that poor baby girl was abused and her family killed her.

  • jazmine

    This was my point I ain’t seen or heard of not one challenge like that

  • Curious George

    24 years. Even worse.

  • Ebony Starr

    “It was her cousin’s birthday party then she went home and went to sleep and they said she woke up and couldn’t breathe,” Johnson said.

    Her mother’s boyfriend said Ki’ari was unconscious and unresponsive.
    _________________________________________

    She woke up and she couldn’t breathe, but her mother’s boyfriend said that unconscious and unresponsive. Which one was it?!!!!!

  • the guest

    NINE

  • the guest

    They used to call them play pens, in our modern times they are called play yards. They allow us to wash dishes and get some cleaning done with baby by in sight.

    We are all cautious of babies climbing out of a play yard.

    Well, when our youngest was one and half he figured out he didn’t have to climb out of the play yard. He looked right at us and pushed it forward to lay it on it’s side and walked out of it. It was so skilled, he rocked and leaned it forward and walked out. Thank goodness we were right there.

    Hubby and I were astonished.

    Babies are brilliant and very capable. So I’m not surprised yours made it to the kitchen and tried to make breakfast.

    As far as the dear little girl in this SR article, she deserved so much better. She deserved loving, attentive, and intelligent parents.

  • understandingoverignorance

    21 with an 8 year old enough said….SMH

    God had to take this one back….RIP

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True and what 12 y/o is normally sexually active.

    I am sure that that baby’s father was much older than she was.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    This is just sad RIP beautiful girl.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    yes, She is in a better place….

  • Alisa

    Like a teacher that gives you homework over the weekend..lol

  • McKay

    Truth.

  • McKay

    ???

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Bruh…this yall favorite presidents VP tho smh

    They’re all sick!!!

    https://youtu.be/jqOwmBSlrDQ

  • yvette46

    I didn’t realize this was English literature class and not a blog!! She was checking for spelling and grammatical errors so, I had to ?her.. I don’t bother nobody

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This is a very odd story. It’s hard to believe that this child sucked boiling hot water through a straw, into her mouth (the tongue and roof of your mouth are super sensitive) and swallowed it. I have drank tea that was a little too hot and have ended up with an irritated/swollen/red tongue. Yet this child drank boiling hot water, suffered no affects prior to the following morning. Compound this with the prior investigations for abuse…Jesus I hope they didn’t force that baby to drink boiling hot water.

    At least she is safe and sound now.

  • Renee26

    Right… I suspect the bf did something to this baby

  • Renee26

    I suspect the bf had something to do with this

  • Renee26

    They had it… the write up said it was denied

  • the guest

    This tragedy has everything to do with pro marriage.

    This poor 8 year old victim was born into everything that is wrong with society. The thing most rampantly wrong being youth and out of wedlock promiscuity and excessive out of wedlock childbirth.

    All babies are blessings but this poor child was cursed being born to a promiscuous 13 year old who didn’t change her life for the betterment of herself and her child. Instead this loser went on to be a self serving serial dating and serial pregnant baby mama.

    She killed her first born daughter for insurance money. A pro marriage and pro family minded young lady would be far less likely to conduct herself in such a way.

  • the guest

    If the mother was sexualized and impregnated at 12, honestly judging by what another commenter called the “sassiness” of the photo up top, no doubt the little girl was abused. She’s just four years younger than when her mother got pregnant with her.

  • the guest

    God no.

  • the guest

    I have the parental code on streaming services.

    I also check game console friend lists and messages.

    No Facebook or Instagram for my kids both under 10.

    That’s right I’m the uncool mom and proud of it.

    When I was kid parents used to read kids diaries.

    Think about this way.

    All the billionaire white men who invent these technologies and medias don’t allow there own children to use them. They don’t even let their children watch TV! So while the billionaire white kids heads are in books, everyone else’s kids are addicted to TV and YouTube.

  • Yardgirl

    We still here??? This depressing story makes no sense. I am here sipping my coffee and the first sip was so hot I could barely swallow!! I refuse to believe this child drank boiling water through a straw and ingested enough to do that amount of damage to her body. Naw. How come the straw did not melt?? I used a straw to stir a hot liquid (no stirrer was around) and the straw melted before it could do the job so how did she drink so much through soft plastic?? I’m out, going to Six Flags……… have a wonderful Sunday peeps!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Someone did that to that poor baby. Love Six Flags.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True. Her mother bringing all of her boyfriends around her kids put them in danger.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Your obsession with all things Obama is disturbing.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Cognitive dissonance.

  • Yardgirl

    Six Flags is the best!

  • country57

    Very odd story. Was thinking the same, someone forced that child to drink boiling water. No way on her own she would not have stopped before after the first drop. Rest easy Ki’ari.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    WE going off what THEY said I would’ve like to see proof of that nothing a bout this story sounds right and neither does the insurance but they threw in when was the insurance policy purchased AFTER the incident if so the insurance company would have denied her insurance from the jump not allow her to get insurance and when she die refuse to pay out I’m not buying nothing about this story

  • AnotherBlackGirl

    Such a beautiful little girl. Such a tragic story. RIP angel.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No you’re just trying to tie Obama to another person’s behavior.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Actually, no. Nothing wrong with teenage pregnancy, it is what it is.

    I think you may be confused however: please note – my “advice” to you was delivered while I had a down moment on Friday to entertain myself.

    Alas, be ignorant and continue forth in your online bullying ??

    Stupid ignorant asshole

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    21 with an 8 yr old? I thought I had read this wrong.
    Yes, God had to take this one back. ITA!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    This entire situation was messed up.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    No, brother.

    Highlighting the truth that’s hidden in plain site. These people are wicked.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Glad your son was ok. Kids are much more resourceful than we give them credit for. Within minutes they can be into something.

  • the guest

    The mother doing to her daughter what was done to her.

  • IamAllnatural

    She said he was 18 years old, but I never heard of anything happening to him.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You need to find a dictionary and find the meaning of ‘cognitive dissonance’ because it doesn’t mean what you think it means when you use it in this context.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Thank you.

  • Malcom Flex

    THANK YOU finally somebody SENSE!!!

  • Malcom Flex

    THANK YOU AGAIN. Most of the sassy single mother here hate marriage since their baby daddies don’t ask for their hand so they have the bullshit idea that marriage is bad. Our FATHERLESS communities prove how much marriage is needed.

  • Malcom Flex

    This story shows how our culture is FUCKED with no fathers no paternal fathers in the home no family legacy of MALE PROTECTION, etc. If you have to ask why marriage is important ….this story screams ANTI MARRIAGE.

  • MsPam

    Can we get a late night post?

  • Canary Red™

    Right! Just believed their story, especially advising them Youtube was involved.
    He made her drink that boiling water to shut her up. Hopefully, they do an autopsy. I’m sure she has bruises internal and external, old and new. They tortured this angel, my gut tells me, my God.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Andrea Yates killed her five children and she was married and described as religious. Being born into a two parent home doesn’t guarantee anything.

  • MsPam

    I was referring to the GofundMe account, I’m tired of folks not having money for a death/emergency. People don’t have GofundMe accounts to bring people into the world.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Nope one of my first comments on here was that we will be stuck with this post until late Monday morning

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What’s the truth?

    Are you going to turn Joe Biden into the authorities?

  • Fly By Day and Night

    You don’t get it, huh?

    It’s about alerting people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You claim he committed a crime so send him to jail if what you say is true.

    No you’re just trying to smear someone with lies.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    negro, did you not see this fool feeling up on these children?

    And, what crime did I claim he committed? You sound crazy

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    You claimed he molested those children that is a crime.

    Send the video to the cops but you don’t care except for the political aspect of it since that is why you mentioned Obama.

    Now go along and troll in traffic.

  • MsPam

    Yeah, real late too! ???But I hope she will livestream the news conference about one of the women suing Usher, she will be there with Lisa Bloom. Is Usher a FOTB?! ???

  • Lady_Elle

    First HOT DROP of BOILING WATER should have had the child spitting it out!
    This is so sad… something is wrong with this story!
    I am really angry about this child losing her life.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Ok man. You’re nuts.

    I guess you think this is normal behavior.

    You clearly missed the point

  • Faux Gibbler

    Something isn’t right here..

  • Faux Gibbler

    Since when do insurance companies pay for funerals?

  • Ebony Starr

    problems, unable to talk and her death.”

    The DCF’s Critical Incident Rapid Response Team is investigating Ki’ari’s death.
    __________________________________________
    Isn’t it a little late for the DCFs Critical Incident “Rapid Response ” Team?!!!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Then call the parents of the child.

    Why are you trying to convince me of something that was public but no one cared about?

    You’re obsessed with Joe Biden. You’re the one who needs help.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Being born to two parents does not guarantee the child will turn out any better than a child born to a single mother!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Again generalizing people. I’ve been married to ONE man since 2005.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    I asked what does pro marriage have to do with this? Not why it’s important. You do not know that pro marriage extends to marriage equality as well right?

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    OMG yes!!

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Lol…alright man. I post one vid on joe Biden and now I’m obsessed.

    You are what’s wrong with society

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    Aww little man was trying to chef it up from early

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    There are a lot of married women who kill their children, probably even more than single mother’s.

    Mrs. Andrea Yates drowned all five of her kids. The two aren’t mutually exclusive

  • Depths Of My Soul!

    Damn sure don’t.

  • Justlooknout

    Ironically (his calling) he is culinary school RIGHT NOW. He left this past Tuesday.

  • Blak

    21 year old with an 8 year old daughter? why the fuck is a go fund me being set up??? smdh

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No you’re obsessed because you keep repeating the same siht to me about Joe Biden committing a crime.
    Go and report him to law enforcement. It’s weird because the parents of the little girl didn’t blink an eye. Maybe you’re looking for something that doesn’t exist.

  • Fly By Day and Night

    Stop sweating me. You’re forcing it now.
    The video is self explanatory. You keep saying the same nonsense so, I’ll be s mockingbird as well.

    Clearly your blind go to what’s going on.

    Weird…take care tho

  • Guess Who

    Completely senseless.

  • The Realest 514

    Everyone failed this child from her mother, the adult cousin doing all this talking and playing the public like we’re stupid to the Division of Youth and Family Services. Just knowing that she had several abuse cases listed and they did nothing to remove her from the home & place her in a safe place is heartbreaking. I hate when abusive parents with documentation to prove they are abusive cry foul. I hope they lock her up.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Chile I saw that girl and the video huny if he really slept with her usher ain’t got no type

  • Quitedeliteful

    An adult cousin daring a baby to drink boiling water… SMH… Truly, there were no adults in this household…

  • MsPam

    Well! As a man will tell you they don’t care about the face, they care about private parts.

  • Lady_Elle

    If they are in the business of collecting insurance premiums… they better be in the business of paying out.
    But… so much does not add up. There is more to this! :-(

  • Lady_Elle

    This is truly cruelty to a child! I am beyond angry at the pain that little girl felt.

  • Harley

    on the go fund me page, it said the cousin was the same age as the child

  • Quitedeliteful

    Oh.. Okay… That makes more sense…

  • http://ivyleaguelove.tumblr.com/ Applebootay

    Not if you used a straw. Think about it….it went straight down her throat.

  • Miss Thang

    Your children are very fortunate to have you as a parent. Safeguarding our children’s minds is a great responsibility that too many of us take for granted.

  • Genia W-m

    If the mother was 21 and the daughter 8, she had her at 13. No wonder there were so many neglect visits. The mom needs some guidance herself.

  • Genia W-m

    Right. I saw the video where adult cousins were saying there wasn’t any abuse. Maybe they’ve seen so much of it until neglecting a child is a normal thing for thing. Family mbrs can be the worst when protecting abusive parents but won’t protect the kids. What kind of asinine sense is that????!!!

  • sunni_daze

    8 is too young to be on a stove. But clearly you had the right supervision, which these babies did not.

  • BeUtFullSoul

    So SAD.

  • Ms. Cree

    I’m crying my eyes out. Jesus God bless her soul

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    My grandmother was always there