Killer mom serves 2 YEARS for starving teen son until he weighs less than 87 pounds

Killer mom serves 2 YEARS for starving teen son until he weighs less than 87 pounds

A British mother who starved her 18-year-old son until he died was recently released from prison after serving less than two years of a four-year sentence.
Dawn Cranston, 45, was convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 death of her son, Jordan Burling. Burling weighed less than 87 pounds and was confined to an air mattress in the living room by the time Cranston sought help for him, according to The Sun.

Burling was also covered in bedsores and used a diaper. Cranston fed the teen five milkshakes a day in the six months leading up to his death.

[Image: Dawn Cranston, Denise Cranston, and Abigail Burling/West Yorkshire Police]

Social services reportedly became involved with the family in 2001, after a social worker determined Cranston and Jordan Burling’s father were financially struggling and needed assistance.

In 2002, a primary school raised alarms that Jordan Burling was being neglected, claiming he was barely toilet trained, had rotting teeth, and lacked language skills.

Jordan Burling’s parents split up the same year, after the family was evicted from their home for nonpayment of rent.

Dawn Cranston eventually moved in with her mother, Denise Cranston, 70, with Jordan Burling and her daughter, Abigail Burling, 25, in tow. Shortly thereafter, Dawn Cranston — who was unaware she was pregnant — gave birth to a boy in Jordan’s bedroom, according to the BBC.

The news outlet reported that Dawn Cranston did not call for help after she gave birth to a lifeless boy. She claimed she tried to save her son’s life for an hour with no success.

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