Parent Loses Daughter For Smoking Pot, Daughter Dies In Foster Care
August 5, 2013 by Personal Liberty News Desk
After learning that her parents enjoyed winding down some nights by smoking marijuana once their child had been tucked into bed, Texas Child Protective Services officials decided it would be best to kidnap the two-year-old girl from her loving home and place her into State custody.
Joshua Hill who was accused by the State of “neglectful supervision” is now mourning the death of his daughter Alexandria; and, the foster mother with whom she was placed by the State for her own safety from her natural, marijuana-loving parents, is facing murder charges.
KVUE News reports:
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.”
For two months, Alex was placed in a home that Hill says was dangerous.
“She would come to visitation with bruises on her, and mold and mildew in her bag. It got to a point where I actually told CPS that they would have to have me arrested because I wouldn’t let her go back.”
In January, CPS placed her with Sherill Small in Rockdale, and Hill says things seemed safe there.
“They listened, they paid attention when we had concerns, they tried to keep us in the loop, but in the end, it wasn’t enough.”
Hill got the call Monday night that his daughter was in a Temple hospital.
Meanwhile, Hill has paid the ultimate price for breaking the State’s prohibitive marijuana laws.