3 YEAR OLD CAMERON WILLIAMS WAS BROUGHT TO THE HOSPITAL WEIGHING 12 POUNDS AFTER HER MOTHER, BETH WILLIAMS, STARVES HER – UPDATED 02.09.2014 – CCA0054
3 YEAR CAMERON WILLIAMS WAS BROUGHT TO HOSPITAL WEIGHING 12 POUNDS AFTER MOTHER, BETH WILLIAMS, STARVES HER
In Joplin Missouri a 12 lb girl was brought to the hospital. Sounds common enough, until you learn that the 12 pound girl is 3 YEARS OLD. The little girl, Cameron, was brought in barely alive and suffering from starvation. Turns out the little girl’s mother, Beth A Williams and her roommate, Christina M Haidle, decided they didn’t want to waste food on the little girl. (Picture not of Cameron) Well, I think these two are a damn waste of skin. After the words ‘12 pound 3 year old’ are said, I don’t need to know anything more, I say let’s throw them in a cell and just leave them there, allowing them starve to within an inch of their death.
Williams claims that she came home from work on June 30, 2012 and checked on her daughter who she says seemed “fine”. She claims the next day her roommate woke her up saying Cameron was unresponsive, and that’s when Williams took her daughter to the hospital.
When they little girl arrived at the hospital, the medical staff was horrified by what they saw. Doctors described the little girls condition as chronic, saying she suffered from severe malnutrition, with a blood sugar level of zero, a body temperature too low to register, a faint pulse which required incubation and resuscitation, dehydration, sepsis, shock, respiratory failure, emaciation and circulatory failure, all of which were caused by starvation. I don’t know how this little girl is still alive, she is nothing short of a miracle.
During Cameron’s stay in the hospital she gained 4 lbs and continues to gain 2 pounds a week while in a foster home. Cameron is doing much better, already weighing in at 25 pounds, and growing 2 inches. Haidle’s toddler son was also removed from the home and placed in state care.
Williams and Haidle were each charged with two counts of felony child endangerment, and one count of first degree assault. They have each been held on a $500,000.00 bond.
This is not Williams and Haidle’s first run in with the law unfortunately. In July of 2004, Haidle pled guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and was placed on two year’s probation and was required to take parenting classes. Her probation was later revoked and she served 2 weeks in jail and lost custody of one of her children. In 2007 she was arrested for passing bad checks, to which she pled guilty and served 60 days in jail. Williams was arrested in 2005 for passing bad checks to which she pled guilty and was sentenced to two years probation.
Just when I thought there couldn’t be anyone more ignorant and cruel in this case, Williams’ father stepped into the picture. This idiot defends Williams’ “parenting techniques” (There is no parenting technique in starving a little girl, it’s more of a sociopath’s idea of parenting). He claims that his daughter would never to anything to hurt the little girl, and even went so far as to claim the little girl has always been “small”. Has always been small?? – my sons were only a couple pounds shy of Cameron’s weight when they were born! Dr. Kelly Meier, the physician who provided care for Cameron throughout her first year, testified that she saw Cameron regularly and only became concerned about the little girl’s weight when she weighed in at 17.6 lbs at her 1 year check up. Dr. Meier asked Williams to begin keeping a journal recording what the little girl was fed and when, after this request was made, Williams stopped taking Cameron to the doctor.
Williams plead guilty to Class B felony child abuse or neglect in a plea deal stipulating that she could not receive more than 15 years in prison for starving her daughter. Haidle also plead guilty to Class B felony abuse or neglect in a plea deal also stipulating that she could not receive more than 15 years in prison.
The women are expected to be sentence within the next week, we will keep you updated as to their sentence.