Just over two years ago Sean Paddock died. He was four. His mother, the person who killed him using her interpretation of the advice given in the book To Train Up A Child, was found guilty of killing him. To Train Up A Child is a popular book in some homeschooling circles.
Adoptive mother convicted in son’s death, 12 June 2008, WRAL.com, Raleigh, North Carolina
Jurors deliberated about 2½ hours before finding Lynn Paddock guilty of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the Feb. 26, 2006, death of Sean Paddock.
Authorities said Sean was bound so tightly in blankets that he suffocated. Defense attorneys maintain that the boy’s death was accidental and that Paddock’s actions were a form of discipline, not abuse.
The previous blog posts on this site about Sean are: