In the latest case, a man weighing around 900 pounds died after he had to be cut out of his chair in home, reports CBS affiliate WSPA-TV from Greenwood, S.C. Authorities say he was stuck to a chair for nine months. Cite: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/11/19/national/main5715072.shtml?tag=contentMain;contentBody Apparently he weighed “only” 550 lbs when he took to the chair, and nine months later died after gaining another 350 pounds.
Then there is this guy: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/20/AR2005092001841.html His wife Gina bought him tons (literally) of fattening food as he lay dying of heart diesease caused by his obesity.
If you are trapped in a chair immoble for nine months, you are not going to the grocery store and buying your own food. Someone else is buying it for you, cooking it and serving it to you. In both the above cases, it was the men’s wives doing this.
1 pound of fat = 3500 calories. So for the first guy to gain 350 lbs over nine months, he would need to eat 350 x 3500 = 1,225,000 MORE calories than he burned off. This averages out to just under and extra 5 THOUSAND calories per day that his wife was delivering to him. Put in perspective, that would be like the wife bringing him NINE big macs every day in addition to his regular meals. I don’t get it. Why are these feeders not charged with anything? A charge of negligent homicide seems to fit here, how are they just getting off scot free?