In Florida, an Eight year-old girl identified as Ki’ari Pope was confirmed dead after she was injured from drinking boiling water through a straw, she later complained to her mother’s boyfriend that she couldn’t breath on Sunday night.
Minutes later she was unconscious and was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 12.15am. Marquisia Bonner, the deceased’s mother, says the little girl was dared to drink the boiling water by her cousin in March.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Ki’ari received a tracheotomy that left her deaf and with chronic respiratory problems. Florida Department of Children and Families records called her ‘medically compromised.’
State authorities investigated that March incident and at least nine other allegations of either abuse or neglect involving the girl since her birth.