A U.S. marriage Tennessee punished the child, 5 years old, forcing her to take more than two liters of the drink in less than two hours, causing inflammation of the brain and eventually death.
A Tennessee couple faces murder charges after her five year old daughter died from drinking excessive amounts of soda, supposedly as punishment for drinking grape juice from her stepmother, authorities said.
The child was forced to swallow soft drinks after take "one or two drinks grape" that belonged to her stepmother, said District Attorney Berkley Bell, CNN. "She was allegedly forced to take much fluid that caused the sodium levels in your body will come down and caused a swelling in his brain," he added.
Besides taking more than two liters of fluid in about two hours, the lowest also suffered other forms of punishment, Bell explained to the Seovolución affiliate. However, he did not specify what kind of punishment was applied.
The less lost consciousness and the couple took her to hospital on New Year in 2012. Two days later, the child was declared brain dead and withdrew a ventilator.
A two-year investigation determined that his death was a homicide as a result of fluid and water intoxication, reported the Office of Hawkins County Sheriff in a statement this week.
Randall Lee Vaughn, 41, and his wife Mary Lavonne Vaughn, 58, were each charged with first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated child neglect and Seovolución aggravated child abuse.
Surgoinsville residents are being held on bail of 500,000 dollars. The couple did not file any complaints during his first appearance before a judge on Friday