8-year-old girl dies months after being dared by her cousin to drink BOILING water from a straw 8-year-old girl dies months after being dared by her cousin to drink BOILING water from a straw
An 8-year-old girl has died, months after she was injured from drinking boiling water through a straw when her cousin dared her to do... 8-year-old girl dies months after being dared by her cousin to drink BOILING water from a straw

An 8-year-old girl has died, months after she was injured from drinking boiling water through a straw when her cousin dared her to do it.

Ki’ari Pope, eight, of Boyton Beach, Florida, U.S. burned her mouth and throat as a result of the hot water she consumed. She received a tracheotomy that left her deaf and with chronic respiratory problems. On Sunday night, the child started having trouble breathing and she told her mother’s boyfriend who then called 911. She was taken to a hospital where she died on Monday morning.

Marquisia Bonner, the child’s 22-year-old mother, says Ki’ari had suffered complications since March when she took the dare from her cousin after they watched a YouTube video where someone appeared to drink boiling water from a straw. She had emergency surgery on her windpipe to clear scar tissue but it left her with respiratory problems which ultimately led to her death.

Records show Florida Department of Children and Families, DCF, received reports of at least nine other allegations of abuse or neglect involving Ki’ari since her birth. Four of the most recent prior reports were received in 2017, two of which occurred when the child was under the supervision of a relative. One of the reports in 2017 yielded proof of either abuse or neglect.

DCF Secretary Mike Carroll said a child death investigation has been opened “to examine the circumstances surrounding her death and will deploy a Critical Incident Rapid Response Team to review all interactions this family has had with Florida’s child welfare system.”

Mike Carroll released a statement on the death saying: “The loss of this child is truly devastating and our condolences go out to all those who loved her.”

Henry Okafor

  • Nicole

    2017-08-04 #1 Author

    So sad this world short rip

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  • Brittany tavares

    2017-08-04 #2 Author

    Wow that is great

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  • Kesha rideout

    2017-08-04 #3 Author

    So sad god bless her family

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  • Nana

    2017-08-04 #4 Author

    This is very sad. Why are people bringing kids into this world and killing them. If you don’t want your kids give them up for adoption

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  • Skyj21

    2017-08-04 #5 Author

    Wow just so sad rip

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  • Kita

    2017-08-05 #6 Author

    This is so heartbreaking. We as parents need to make sure we are talking to our children more. Teaching them right from wrong and monitoring what they watch on tv and the internet.

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  • Denay Smith

    2017-08-05 #7 Author

    This is sad n makes u really pay attention to these babies

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  • Richelle tangkawan

    2017-08-05 #8 Author

    A warning to parents that we should suppervise our kids wiether at home or at school.. This is so heartbreaking. Rip angel

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  • Kimesha Plummer

    2017-08-05 #9 Author

    Wow God be with her family

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  • Jasmine Davis

    2017-08-05 #10 Author

    This is sad on so many levels!! Praying for the family.

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  • Neomai

    2017-08-05 #11 Author

    This is so sad to hear! RIP Ki’ari, goes to show that even the most innocent things can hurt our children.

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  • Mimi Brooks

    2017-08-05 #12 Author

    OMG Rip beautiful

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  • Adrianna

    2017-08-05 #13 Author

    Smh! This is sad..

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  • LeYonna

    2017-08-05 #14 Author

    This breaks my heart. This should be an eye opener and let’s talk to our children about these challenges and dares.

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  • Courtney

    2017-08-05 #15 Author

    R.I.p baby girl so sad

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  • B Phoenix

    2017-08-05 #16 Author

    As a mother of a seven month old baby my heart goes out to ki’ari and her family.No child should have to suffer what she have been through…….they need to stop all these dared challenges that are hurting and killing individuals.RIP Ki’ari.

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  • Jaclyn Fischer

    2017-08-05 #17 Author

    So sad 😞 Prayers for the friends and family of this pretty girl!

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  • Ashley Lee

    2017-08-05 #18 Author

    Poor Baby… Rip

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  • Monique

    2017-08-05 #19 Author

    This is so sad R.I.P

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  • Rodney Aiden

    2017-08-05 #20 Author

    This is so sad R.i.p baby girl

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  • Kadeisha

    2017-08-05 #21 Author

    This is so sad, rest up baby girl Ki’ari

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  • Kennedy Escarment

    2017-08-05 #22 Author

    This is just too sad.

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  • Chelsea

    2017-08-05 #23 Author

    This is so sad . r.i.p pretty

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  • Kiara Boudreaux

    2017-08-06 #24 Author

    The Key To Successful Parenting Is Monitoring But We All Know Sometimes You Just Can’t Keep Up And Watch Your Kids Every Move And Bad Things Happen In A Blink Of An Eye It’s Always SAD To Lose A Loved One But Even Sadder To Lose Your Love Line !!

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  • Tiffany

    2017-08-06 #25 Author

    So sad may she r.i.p

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  • Rere jones

    2017-08-06 #26 Author

    So sad. At least she in heaven safe.

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  • Sonnie cunningham

    2017-08-06 #27 Author

    This is so sad ,, i wouldn’t know what to do

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  • TW

    2017-08-07 #28 Author

    This is sad..My heart and prayers goes out to her parents😔

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  • Booty

    2017-08-08 #29 Author

    So the mom had her at 14…..

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