Three women were charged with murder after hotel staff had found what they were doing in their room. They had used the bedsheets to tie up and beat two children over the course of 22 hours, resulting in death for one of the children.
Police say they found the 5 and 6-year-old boys trapped in the bedsheets with injuries so severe that paramedics left the scene in tears.
Theresa Hawkins-Stephens, the boys’ 26-year-old mother, and her friend, Rachel Bostian, and her mother, 56-year-old Ramona Bostian were arrested and charged with a variety of crimes, ranging from child endangerment to first-degree murder.
The Middleton, Ohio women are looking at life in prison according to the current charges.
According to AmericaNow:
Theresa Hawkins-Stephens, the boys’ 26-year-old mother, was arrested along with her friend, Rachel Bostian, for the death.
Both were charged with murder as well as two counts of felonious assault and two counts of endangering children.
Bostian’s mother, 56-year-old Ramona Bostian, was also arrested and charged with felonious assault and child endangerment.Many expressed shock over the story, and called for the women to be punished to the fullest extent of the law for what they did.
“My God, do the nightmares never end,” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page. “A 26 and 29 yr old lesbian couple along with one of the degenerates mother wrapped up in sheets and killed the 2 boys, ages 4 & 5. They beat them to death. What has happened to the youth of this country. Have you become so selfish about yourselves that you would so cruelly kill your own children. I’m truly ashamed of who we have become.”
“We need a new kind of place to keep this child beating trash,” another wrote. “Prison is to good ,and costs too much. They should be given work,hard labor. Every dollar should be given to those who provide a good , loving,and safe home for the victim. This is getting out of hand. God bless the precious little child who endures such evil. They should live in tents year round,work fields and find something for them to do all winter. Hard labor is good for the soul. Maybe they could find their own.”