On July 9, 1989, Patricia Stallings and her husband David Stallings rushed to the hospital with their three-month-old son Ryan Stallings after he had been experiencing difficulties with breathing and vomiting for at least two days. The test results reportedly showed that Ryan’s blood contained high levels of ethylene glycol, one of the main ingredients in antifreeze. The Pediatrician who treated Ryan suspected he had been poisoned by either Patricia or David Stallings. Eight days later, Ryan was released from the hospital and placed in a foster home due to the suspicion that his parents might be responsible for the pain little Ryan had to endure. During the time Ryan lived in foster care, the Stallings’ contact to their son was very limited and they were allowed to visit him for one hour one day per week. In September, 1989 three days after Patricia was left alone with Ryan for a brief period of time, he was hospitalized again and died a short time later. She was arrested the following day after Ryan’s death. Unbeknownst to Patricia at the beginning, she was pregnant again and while being in jail awaiting trial, Patricia gave birth to the couple’s second son, David Jr. After being placed in a foster care home, David Jr. displayed the same symptoms the first son of the Stallings’ did, although David Jr. met the criteria for a rare genetic disorder called MMA in which the body can’t properly process certain types of proteins and fats and produces methylmalonic acid, which is identical to the chemicals found in antifreeze. He was treated and fully recovered. However, when Patricia was tried, the judge didn’t allow Stalling’s attorney to present the theory that Ryan’s cause of death wasn’t because of antifreeze poisoning, but MMA. She was convicted of first degree murder and assault and got a life sentence. Months after the sentencing, the case was featured on a show called “Unsolved Mysteries” which biochemist William S. Sly of St. Louis University happened to see. He tested Ryan’s blood and eventually proved that Ryan suffered from MMA. Piero Ronaldo of Yale University also confirmed that the cause of death was indeed MMA. In July, 1991 Patricia was released from jail. On September 20, 1991, all charges were dropped and prosecutors apologized to the Stallings family and on the same day their second son, David Jr, was finally given to his parents.
K sorry but that anon about King Tut "a warrior king who died in battle"?? Thats just wrong. Tut died of ILLNESS, boy had a genetic bone disorder, club foot, malaria n broken bones. SUPER unlikely that he was ever CLOSE to a battle, esp in the months b4 he died. If him n Atem are similar its cuz they took the throne/died young, in a time of turmoil, had to rely on older advisors, etc. Not saying Takahashi didn't do his research but like come on. Tut as a "warrior king" is just not good history.