Teen Dies After Parents Try To Teach Him ‘A Lesson’ By Forcing Him To Drink

Teen Dies After Parents Try To Teach Him ‘A Lesson’ By Forcing Him To Drink

Angela Markus

There are those fundamental lessons that all parents must teach a child, but this couple went a lot overboard. A teen has died after he was forced by his parents to drink Fireball and Jack Daniels Whiskey in an attempt to teach him a lesson about drinking.

According to Daily News, Paulette Richardson and her husband Joseph Richardson have been charged with involuntary manslaughter after her son Kendal Ball, 16, died of alcohol poisoning.

Ball wanted to drink over the last three years, according to court records. In an effort to teach him a lesson, they gave him several shots over a two-hour period. Ball’s biological father was an alcoholic, so they wanted him to see the hazards of alcohol.

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After drinking, Ball’s parents put him to bed, a few hours later he was blue and unconscious when he parents checked in on him. EMTs transported Ball to the hospital where was found with a blood alcohol level of .587, about seven times the legal limit of .08. The parents could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.



Uinta County Attorney Loretta Gerrard said, “I am not here to make parenting decisions for people, What I hope people understand, however, is that some traditional parenting lore, wives tales or theories don’t apply in an age where we have refined products that accelerate the effect of chemicals on the human body.”

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