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Couple accused of killing 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink almost three liters of water in just four hours

A Colorado couple accused of killing their 11-year-old son by forcing him to drink large amounts of water are facing several charges, including child abuse and first-degree murder.
41-year-old Ryan Sabin and 42-year-old Tara Sabin turned themselves in to authorities Tuesday and are being held without bail at the El Paso County jail.
Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark. 
Ryan Sabin
Tara Sabin
Ryan and Tara Sabin were arrested Tuesday night after months of investigation
Zachary Sabin died as a result of forced water intoxication after consuming four 24-ounce / about 3 liter bottles of water over four hours without food
Zachary Sabin died as a result of forced water intoxication after consuming four 24-ounce / about 3 liter bottles of water over four hours without food
The county coroner's office determined the boy died of forced water intoxication after he was told to drink four 24-ounce bottles, about 3 liters of water over four hours without eating.
According to an arrest affidavit, Tara Sabin, the boy's stepmother, told authorities he wore a diaper at night because of a hereditary urological problem. 
On the night of March 10, the stepfather said his stepson was 'only taking sips and throwing up the water.'
He told investigators that the boy was throwing up because 'he was drinking the water too slowly and getting air in his stomach which caused the water to sit on top of it.' He then demanded his stepson chug all of the water and 'burp it out'. 
The youngster began vomiting and was found dead in his bed foaming at the mouth
The youngster began vomiting and was found dead in his bed foaming at the mouth
The couple apparently made him drink the water because his urine was dark
The couple apparently made him drink the water because his urine was dark
The boy then threw a fit which the parents describe as 'flailing around and putting on an act'.
Ryan Sabin admitted to kicking the boy and then putting him into bed thinking he was fine.
Ryan also told investigators that he picked his son up and dropped him, hitting his head. 
He then decided to carry him outside thinking the cold air would 'snap' Zachary out of his fit. 
Hours later, Ryan Sabin, Zachary's father and a sergeant based at Fort Carson, called 911 after the boy was found in his bed with foam coming from his mouth and blood on his bed.
An arrest affidavit says Zachary suffered other physical abuse, as did five other children.
Online booking documents do not indicate if the Sabins have hired an attorney who can speak on their behalf.
Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest, Colorado on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark
Prosecutors say Zachary Sabin died in Black Forest, Colorado on March 11 after the couple made him drink the water because his urine was dark

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