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325 pound woman kills 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her for 10 minutes

By Mason White 4:25 PM October 19, 2017
Veronica Green Posey
Veronica Green Posey
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) Three family members were placed behind bars after an obese woman sat on a young girl until she died, according to police in Florida.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested 64-year-old Veronica Green Posey after being accused of killing her cousin, 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay.

Posey has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Lindsay’s parents, 69-year-old Grace Joan Smith and 62-year-old James Edmund Smith, were arrested and charged with child neglect.

All three suspects were booked into the Escambia County Jail.

Bail for Posey was set at $125,000.

Grace’s bail was set at $75,000 while James was ordered held on $50,000 bail.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded at around 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, at the child’s home located in the 300 block of Bryant Road.

The Smiths called Posey because they had problems with disciplining the child.

Posey arrived and began hitting Lindsay with a metal pipe.

Lindsay ran away and sat down on a chair.

Posey then sat on the child for 10 minutes.

When Posey got up, she realized that Lindsay was unresponsive.

Lindsay was just 3 feet tall and weighed 74 pounds while Posey weighed 325 pounds.

Posey called 911 to report that Lindsay went into cardiac arrest.

Lindsay was rushed to the Baptist Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.