COLORADO SPRINGS: Couple from Colorado Springs has been arrested and charged with child abuse and first degree murder for forcing their 11-year-old child to drink unusual amounts of water.
Prosecutors say the child died on March 11 in Black Forest. According to reports, 41 year old Ryan Sabin and his wife 42 year old Tara Sabin forced their 11 year old son Zachary Sabin to drink almost a litre of water every 4 hours without eating. Autopsy reports indicate that Zachary Sabin died from water intoxication.
Tara Sabin, Zachary Sabin’s stepmother, told authorities the boy had dark urine and wore a diaper to bed due to a hereditary urological problem. His father Ryan Sabin called the police when he found him foaming from the mouth and bleeding from his nose in his bed. Ryan Sabin is a sergeant based at Fort Carson.
The couple are being held at El Paso County jail without bail. Further reports indicate Zachary and five other siblings suffered physical abuse.