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'I didn't mean to do this,' Texas stepmother tells court in boy's dehydration death

Published January 17, 2013
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  • Michael James, left, the boy's biological father, says he believes his wife, Tina Alberson, center, is responsible for his son's death. (MyFoxDFW.com)
The Texas woman on trial for allegedly withholding water from her 10-year-old stepson who died of dehydration admitted in a video tape that she would, at times, limit his water intake, MyFoxDFW.com reported.
"I obviously did this," Tina Alberson, who is accused of causing serious bodily injury to a child, said in a police interrogation video. "I didn't mean to do this."
Alberson had previously told police that the boy did have access to water but "whether or not he drank them, I can't tell you because I was in my chair."
Prosecutors say that Jonathan James died of severe dehydration. An autopsy of the boy determined that there was not a trace of urine in his bladder at the time of his death, MyFoxDFW.com reported.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/17/texas-stepmother-in-boy-dehydration-trial-says-didnt-mean-to-do-this/?test=latestnews#ixzz2IGSbtWIl
 
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