Anorak | The war on drugs: child placed with ‘killer’ foster mother because dad had smoked cannabis

The war on drugs: child placed with ‘killer’ foster mother because dad had smoked cannabis

by | 5th, August 2013

alexandria hill

HOW’S that war on drugs going? KVUE in Texas reports from the front line:

[O]n Monday night, [Joshua] Hill’s daughter Alexandria, or Alex as they liked to call her, was rushed to a Rockdale hospital with severe head injuries, then flown to Scott and White Children’s Emergency Hospital in Temple and immediately placed on life support.

Alex was living with foster parents after DFPS removed her from her parent’s home last November for “neglectful supervision.”

Hill admits they were smoking pot when their daughter was asleep.

“We never hurt our daughter. She was never sick, she was never in the hospital, and she never had any issues until she went into state care.”

Had the weed been deemed medicinal by experts and toked in Colorado, no offence.  Has the parents been rich? No offence. The child stays.

The Texas Department of Family and Protective Service (TDFPS) ruled:

“Through the assessment of the Department and family members of the parents, it appears the parents have limited parenting skills and need to develop their understanding of being protective of their child. Until these services are offered, the Department does not feel either parent can be the sole caregiver for the child.”

What happened, then? Well, the foster mother has admitted to smacking the child in the head. Sherill Small, 54, has been charged with murder.


“Originally, Mrs. Small reported that the child was running backwards and had fallen and this is how she had received the injuries. Later, it changed to kind of we were playing ring-around-the-rosy and I was swinging her and she fell,” said Rockdale Police Chief Thomas Harris. “And at some point somebody had gotten information that she was supposed to have

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