Girl dies after being forced to drink 2 liters of soda; Parents charged with murder

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ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee couple is facing first-degree murder charges for allegedly making their 5-year-old daughter drink so much water and soda she died.

According to The Tennessean, 41-year-old Randall Lee Vaughn and 58-year-old Lavonne Vaughn brought his daughter, Alexa Linboom, to the hospital unconscious in January of 2012.

She died two days later.

The report stated the 5-year-old girl died from water intoxication; she drank so much water and soda she was poisoned and died from it.

Authorities said the couple forced the girl to drink about two gallons of grape soda and water in a couple of hours as punishment.

Randall and Lavonne are each being held on $500,000 bonds and are expected to be in court Friday.

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