Mexico mom gouges 5-year-old son's eyes out in drug-fueled ritual
In today's most HORRIFYING parent news, police in Mexico City had to arrest a mother and several relatives for reportedly gouging out the eyes of her 5-year-old son as part of a ritual fueled by drugs.
Apparently, authorities first heard of the incident when a witness flagged down a police car on the street. When officers entered the home, they found the mother in shock, holding the boy in her arms. A prosecutor told local media that investigators thought the mother herself gouged the boy's eyes out with her fingers as some part of ritual after blacking out from drugs. Eight people in total were detained, including the boy's aunt and uncle. His father was not home at the time.
Officials also revealed that the the boy was taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition early Thursday and later transferred by helicopter to a more specialized facility in the capital.
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I am so absolutely disgusted and appalled by this news that it's hard for me to even wrap my mind around it. What kind of family goes on a group drug binge in front of a 5-year-old toddler? It's ridiculous and irresponsible, especially since apparently the drugs make them lose conciousness and go on completely insane, torturous rampages!
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That poor boy must be so traumatized and in so much pain. Now, he will have to live the rest of his life with the long-term harm done to his eyes. The eight people have not yet been charged since the investigation is still pending, but I hope that they will all be held responsible for their horrid, selfish, and downright cruel actions.
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