Woman Allegedly Killed Baby Girl, 2, By Feeding Her Chili Powder

Tue, January 8, 2013 4:11pm EDT by 21 Comments
Baby Killed Chili Powder
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A 21-year-old California woman was arrested on Jan.6 after allegedly force-feeding her boyfriend’s daughter a spoonful of chili powder — and causing the two-year-old to suffer a seizure. Such a tragedy.

Amanda Sorensen, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death after her boyfriend’s daughter, 2, suffered a seizure and died on Jan. 6. The little girl’s seizure occurred after she was purposefully fed chili powder as punishment.

Police rushed to Amanda’s home in Apple Valley, Calif. at 4:16 p.m., and immediately took the little girl the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. Amanda was then taken into custody on suspicion of child abuse.

Jodi Miller, a spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff, told KTLA News in Los Angeles that they cannot confirm or deny the report that the spice was used as punishment since the investigation was ongoing.

“We responded to a report of a child suffering a seizure,” Jodi told the New York Daily News. “We did not comment as to anything that may have occurred as part of the ongoing investigation.”

An autopsy is currently being performed to determine the exact cause of death.

How Chili Powder Affects Babies

If a baby ingests chilli powder, it can cause swelling in the airways and cause the infant to stop breathing. The main ingredient, Capsaicin, is an irritant in humans, and can temporarily cause bronchoconstriction, coughing, nausea, and a lack of coordination in the upper body after inhalation, according to the Daily Mail.

Such a tragedy. Our thoughts are with the baby’s family during this difficult time.

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– Christina Stiehl

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Jo

Posted at 9:27 PM on August 18, 2013  

And this right here is why you shouldn’t let strangers into your home..

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rainbows & unicorns

Posted at 7:53 PM on March 28, 2013  

what can a 2 year old do wrong that can possibly require punishment? steal a cookie? either the police have it all wrong or the mother is a retard. even if it was a punishment a slap in the hand could suffice.

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Philip Ubas

Posted at 3:09 PM on January 10, 2013  

They should make that woman eat nothing but chili powder and nothing else for the rest of her life.

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saddenbytragedy

Posted at 2:01 AM on January 10, 2013  

@Kalynnsteven….the father and Amanda have been together for over 2 yrs. They have a 2 yr old child together ( the blonde one in pictures with Amanda). The poor baby that died was the youngest child of 3 that he had with his wife who he is still legally married to. He cheated on his wife with Amanda while Amanda was living with them since she had no other place to go when she “left” her mothers because she didn’t want to live with her anymore. Amanda got pregnant shortly before joileen was born. Joileen was born in February and Amandas daughter was born in November….its just a tragic event that should have never occurred…..in all aspects

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kalynnsteven

Posted at 2:54 PM on January 9, 2013  

@ wanda its not about where the father was I u dont matter that he let his girlfriend watch his child and u say u wouldnt because ur very immature! Its is very sad and the woman shouldnt have done that to the baby and she does deserve punishment but u dont kno there history and I dont see anything wrong with a father letting a girlfriend watch his child he could have been at work and he wanted to come home and see his baby u dont kno they could have been together since the baby was born u never would epexct someone to do that but theres been cases of the reak parents doing stuff like these too so its not about who she was to the child.the just have sick cold hearted people in.the world.no matter who they are

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kalynnsteven

Posted at 2:46 PM on January 9, 2013  

The father must be really confused for trusting that women to watch his kid and the mom must be heart broken that she trusted her also and the baby is dead first of all if it was a punishment u dont punish a two year old by force feeding them anything

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kelly

Posted at 2:08 AM on January 9, 2013  

I just can’t imagine what a 2 yr old could do to deserve that kind of punishment ……

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EKM

Posted at 9:20 PM on January 8, 2013  

I think that this is terrible. The baby was killed in what seems like a painful awful way. The lady should spend some time behind bars. In reality there was no intention of the baby dieing so the death penallty is over doing it. Believe it or not, all in all, we are a civil society.

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wanda

Posted at 8:10 PM on January 8, 2013  

I wonder did she punish her own child that way? so damn sad and heart breaking.

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someone who knows

Posted at 9:35 PM on January 17, 2013  

@ wanada no her little girl could do no wrong the other three could do no wright in her eyes for all that im concernd she needs done to her what she did to the baby i should know how she was i was there babysitter for 2 mounths and the i got fired for telling amanda to help clean the house

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saddenbytragedy

Posted at 9:53 PM on January 17, 2013  

@ someone who knows…..were you the babysitter sitting inside of the home after the incident occurred where you could have easily tampered with any evidence?

 
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wanda

Posted at 8:05 PM on January 8, 2013  

I’d like to know where her father was when this was going on. There is no way I would allow my daughter to be left with her fathers girlfriend.If he wasn’t gonna be with the baby he shouldn’t pick her up for a visit.The girlfriend has no right to punish another persons kid anyway.They should put that idiot in the room with the mom foe 5 minutes.Poor little baby had to die like that at the hands of an idiot!

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someone who knows

Posted at 9:41 PM on January 17, 2013  

@ wanda he had to go to the hospital bc he flashed his eyes (welders burn). and she was mad bc he wouldnt come home

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Christine Hicks

Posted at 3:31 PM on February 23, 2013  

It doesn’t matter where her father was. The idiot girlfriend is the blame. I have been with my husband for 9 years, before we were married I watched my stepdaughters while he worked and he watched my kids if I had to work. Some people are more loving and responsible than others, sounds to me that girl wasn’t right in the head. Also sounds like you need to grow up……

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maria

Posted at 7:43 PM on January 8, 2013  

it such a big lost… its a cute little angel…

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S.V.K.

Posted at 6:30 PM on January 8, 2013  

sick!!!!!!!!

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Leslie Brown

Posted at 5:25 PM on January 8, 2013  

<3 If I was the birth mother of this baby, I'd be going BAT CRAZY right now. I'd also be filing a civil lawsuit against the ex-boyfriend and would also make sure the woman spends the maximum penalty behind bars.

I would also be there to ensure she is never paroled.

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saddenbytragedy

Posted at 6:05 PM on January 8, 2013  

The mother of the child is actually the fathers ex-wife. Amanda had moved in with the family when she left her mothers home to “get away” and ended up breaking up their marriage by sleeping with the father and getting pregnant, as the baby that died and the baby in the picture above ( her biological child with the father) were about the same age.

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michellebe

Posted at 1:31 AM on January 10, 2013  

Oh what wicked webs we weave….. :(( Poor baby!! The bottom line, she suffered the penalty for her father’s infidelity!!

 
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someone who knows

Posted at 9:38 PM on January 17, 2013  

@ leslie i agree with u

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monique

Posted at 5:13 PM on January 8, 2013  

OMG WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON WITH THIS WORLD SMH …

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