Christian Parents Spank Daughter To Death – Because God Told Them To
Kevin and Elizabeth Shatz won’t be winning any Parent of the Year awards anytime soon. These two monsters in sheep’s clothing spanked and beat their adopted 7-year-old daughter Lydia for seven hours, to her death. Lydia’s injuries, a type of tissue damage, were so severe that they appeared consistent with those of victims of earthquakes and bombings.
It all went down for in the family’s Paradise, California home.
The Shatz practiced a barbaric parenting technique on the rise within Christian Fundamentalist families, which teaches that in order to raise happy, well-adjusted children, it’s necessary to beat them. Often. The basic premise,”To spare the rod will spoil your child,” says it all. (And by “all”, we mean that these parents are just awful.)
CNN has the story.
Kevin Schatz has pleaded guilty to torture and murder, and will spend the next 22 years in prison. His wife Elizabeth will serve at least 12. At their court hearing, Lydia’s 11-year-old sister Zakiah asked her parents, “Why did you adopt her? To kill her?”
No seriously – why did they adopt her?