When paramedics were called to a house in Leeds, they arrived to find an 18-year-old who was lying on an inflatable mattress and wearing a soiled diaper. The teenager, Jordan Burling, was visibly “very emaciated” and had gone into cardiac arrest, but despite the efforts of the paramedics, Jordan did not survive.
The first person to enter the living room and see Jordan in his malnourished state was PC Ben McNamara, of West Yorkshire Police, who said, “It’s the worst I’ve seen in 10 years as a police officer, the state he was in was shocking – he was extremely thin, emaciated.”
The boy’s mother, Dawn Cranston showed no concern when the medics were trying to revive her dying son. “She did not seem to be bothered about what was going on, she did not seem to be in shock,” a witness said, as reported by BBC.
Although the family said the boy was “normally fit and well,” Paramedic Graham Farah said that Jordan was wearing an “adult nappy” and “all you could see was bone structure.” For putting Jordan through immense starvation, his mother, Dawn Cranston was accused of manslaughter.
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What was even more shocking for the uniformed officers who arrived at the scene was the lack of emotion that the family showed after Jordan breathed his last. The very first question that his mother, Dawn asked was: “How much does a funeral cost?”