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Slept And Never Woke Up : Family of 8 Dies From GAS Of Their Home Generator


A father and his seven children were found dead in their Maryland home after Princess Anne police officers responded to a missing persons report Monday, the AP reports.

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According to Princess Anne’sp police chief, Scott Keller, on Tuesday, Rodney Eric Todd, 36, and his two sons and five daughters were accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide from the gas-powered generator they used to keep them warm. The home’s electricity had reportedly been cut off by the utility company.

“The children were all in beds and it appears as though they were sleeping,” Keller said. “They didn’t have electricity. Probably it was bedtime and they decided they needed some light and probably some heat, because toward the end of March even though it was spring we were having some pretty chilly nights.”

A close friend of Todd’s told the AP that the father had been receiving some welfare money, but it was not enough. “How can a man survive off of basically minimum wage with seven kids, and you can’t help him with a utility bill?” Sarah Hardy asked. “This man was working. And Delmarva Power cuts the lights off?”

Delmarva Power has spoken out about the tragedy, denying claims that it cut off power to the home because the family was behind on their utility bill. The company alleged the utility had disconnected a stolen electric meter illegally connected to the rental home for safety reasons and to comply with standard protocol.

“Through the use of smart meter technology, Delmarva Power discovered a stolen electric meter was being used at the home on March 25, 2015,” Delmarva Power spokesman Matt Likovich said. “There was no request to reconnect service.”

According to the AP and the children’s grandmother Bonnie Edwards, court records identified the boys as Cameron, 13, and ZhiHeem, 17, and the girls as Tyjuziana, 15, Tykeria, 12, Tynijuzia, 10, TyNiah, 9, and Tybreyia, 6. Todd reportedly divorced from the children’s mother, Tyisha Luneice Chambers, last September and subsequently received full custody of his children.


“We Wont Leave Our 40 Billion Fortune To Our 3 Children” A Wealthy Couple Says

Why One Young Houston Couple Won’t Leave $4 Billion Fortune for Their Three Children

John and Laura Arnold

A young billionaire couple from Houston, Texas, has decided to give away their estimated $4 billion dollar fortune instead of leaving it for their children, and you might be surprised to know why.

Wunderkind John Arnold is not yet 40 years old, but last October he closed his hedge fund, Centaurus Energy, and retired after amassing an estimated wealth of $4 billion in the last 10 years.

Now, Arnold who began his career at Enron, and his wife Laura have dedicated the rest of their lives to giving away that wealth to support innovative ideas that can solve society’s myriad problems because they don’t plan on leaving it for their three children.

“Because of our backgrounds and because of our own experiences, we just don’t believe in dynastic wealth,” said Laura Arnold in an interview posted on

“We don’t believe that our children should inherit vast amounts of money. We think that many people have been quite successful at creating dynasties that have been effective and where people are productive and terrific members of society but we just don’t want to run that risk. We want to give our children the opportunity and the ambition to create wealth themselves,” she said.

“We don’t want them to feel entitled. We don’t want them to feel life has been solved for them. We always talk amongst ourselves that wealth should allow the kids to be able to do anything they want but not to do nothing and it was very hard as a parent to figure out how to do this,” she highlighted

(Christian Post)

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