A child squashed by 325lb cousin

A child was squashed to death after her obese cousin sat on her to "teach her a lesson."

Veronica Green Posey, 64, was arrested and charged with cruelty towards a child over the weekend after she plonked her 325lb body down on her nine-year-old cousin Dericka Lindsay for around 12 minutes "for being out of control," according to the News Journal.

According to reports, Dericka had told nearby adults that she couldn't breathe but when Ms. Posey stood up, the youngster - who suffered a cardiac arrest - was unresponsive.

She then tried to perform CPR on the little one's lifeless body and called the ambulance but Dericka was sadly pronounced dead when she arrived at the Baptist Hospital.