cnngirlA Tennessee couple is charged with the murder of a five –year-old daughter.

The couple forced the little girl to drink lot of water and soda-forcing her to drink 2 liters of liquid in less than an hour. She drank two grape sodas, which belonged to her stepmother. The couple in question forced her to drink insane amount of liquids as a punishment for drinking the soda that belonged to the stepmother.

She was force-fed so much of liquid that the sodium level in her body fell below normal which caused her brain to swell, resulting in her death.

This had happened in January 2012. The couple had rushed the child to the hospital but she was already brain dead and in two days she was declared dead. reports Randall Lee Vaughn, 41, and his wife, Mary Lavonne Vaughn, 58, have each been charged with first degree murder, two counts of aggravated child neglect and aggravated child abuse.

Some of the comments that appeared on the article are worth pondering over.

Should there be a license required for childbirth and uptake of the children?

Poor and uneducated people generally have more children –which leaves the child rearing to uneducated people who seldom realize the effects of their uninformed decisions. Not to say that poor parenting is not found among the rich, but uneducated parents generally make stupid mistakes.cnnparents