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03-04-2012 06:22 AM  9 years ago
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Police: Alaska girl locked in frigid bedroom dies; mom on lam
A 3-year-old girl from America's northernmost community died and her younger sister suffered hypothermia after their mother and her boyfriend locked the girls inside a bedroom with a window open to temperatures of 30 degrees below zero because the girls had wet their beds, authorities said.

The mother, 28-year-old elementary teacher Esther G. Edwards-Gust, was apparently on the lam Saturday, a day after she and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Richard Tilden Jr., were indicted in the child's death. Tilden was in custody.

The couple shared a home with Edwards-Gust's 1- and 3-year-old daughters in the Inupiat Eskimo community of Barrow.

Police say the two girls last month were trapped overnight in their bedroom with a window open to temperatures that dropped to 30 degrees below zero. According to KTUU-TV in Anchorage, both children were diagnosed with extreme hypothermia and flown to an Anchorage hospital, where the 3-year-old died.

Tilden later told authorities he'd been drinking the night before and opened the bedroom window to air out the room because the girls wet their beds, according to court documents. He also said the door's latch was broken, making it impossible for anyone inside the room to open it.
A grand jury on Friday indicted Tilden and Edwards-Gust on charges including manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide. Tilden also faces second-degree murder and assault charges. He was arrested last month.

A warrant has been issued for Edwards-Gust's arrest. Police didn't immediately return a message Saturday, and a home listing for Barrow's police chief was disconnected. A person who answered the phone at the borough jail said Edwards-Gust was not in custody there.
Tilden called 911 when he discovered the 3-year-old was unresponsive and not breathing Feb. 2.

Officers said Tilden smelled of alcohol when they were at the apartment, court documents said. The

Escobar{ it will be nice if we if we put mom and dad deep freez every other day give them a taste of ice cold hell,
can people be this careless.----with kid.
I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,
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03-04-2012 02:00 PM  9 years ago
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YEP! It's kind of like driving them around in an Obama Volt and waiting for it to burst into flames! Totally irresponsible!

And this wonam is trusted with a classroom of children!
Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about!
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03-04-2012 03:00 PM  9 years ago
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we should outlaw cold weather...right esco??
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03-04-2012 03:48 PM  9 years ago
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And this wonam is trusted with a classroom of children
you're dangerously right this woman might leave the calss-room door
open too. and freez all the other kid too.
we should outlaw cold weather...right esco??
Oh ya" just build some more sun. Problem solve
I was waiting on some honey but there aren't no Queen bee,
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