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A Mom Tied Her 2-Year-Old Son to a Booster Seat Overnight as Punishment & Now He’s Dead

A toddler in Florida is dead after his mother allegedly left him tied to a chair for more than 15 hours as punishment.

Rebecca Gussage-Johnston reportedly restrained her 2-year-old son, Eli, overnight because he was “acting out.” He later died in the restraints.

Gussage-Johnston allegedly failed to help her son and watched him die. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department in Tampa announced murder charges against Gussage-Johnston Thursday after the medical examiner’s office determined the child’s death a homicide due to severe neglect. Read the full story here ▶