AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl died of sepsis after drinking from a dirty toilet when her beauty queen mum banned her having water, it is claimed.
Raylee JoLynn Browning was found with bruises, burns and a torn rectum after her death on December 26 in West Virginia.
Raylee JoLynn Browning is reported to have died from sepsis on December 26, 2018[/caption]
Raylee JoLynn’s father, Marty Browning, is charged with death of a child by parent and child neglect causing death[/caption]
Her father Marty Browning, his partner Julie Dawn Titchenell-Browning and Sherie Titchenell were arrested after she went into cardiac arrest.
Raylee is reported to have spent Christmas Day last year in a bedroom containing a sex toy and a claw hammer.
Titchenell-Browning’s sister Sherie reportedly shared a room with Raylee, and was unable to say why the device was in there.
The other daughter of Miss Oak Leaf 2019, who is now in foster care, told authorities that the adults beat Raylee with metal objects, belts and spoons and forced her to undergo torturous punishments, such as being barred from drinking water for three days.
She said: “I caught her drinking from the toilet a few times, and I feel that she got that infection from that water.
“I told her that the water was dirty, but I guess she was just so thirsty.”
A medical examiner’s report said an infection leading to sepsis likely killed her, the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reported.
What is sepsis?
Sepsis, or blood poisoning, is the primary cause of death from infection around the world, claiming around 40,000 lives in the UK each year.
The condition is always triggered by an infection.
It can be triggered by pneumonia, urinary infections (UTIs), skin infections, including cellulitis, and infections in the stomach, for example appendicitis.
It happens when your immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage your body’s own tissues and organs.
You cannot catch sepsis from another person.
Medics have claimed that the severity of her illness should have been obvious to her dad and carers and suspect Raylee may have been the victim of medical child abuse.
Raylee had been repeatedly hospitalised over the years with various injuries, and teachers repeatedly alerted social workers about her alleged abuse.
The trio have been charged with the death of a child by a parent or guardian, and child neglect causing death.
Their bonds were set at $100,000 each.
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Raylee’s stepmum Julie Dawn Titchenell, from West Virginia, has been charged with death of a child[/caption]
Julie’s sister Sherie Titchenell faces death of a child by a parent or guardian[/caption]