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Mom 'turns to WebMD instead of 911' after son is shot and 'waits SEVEN HOURS to take him to the hospital'

Posted by on May. 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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A mother has been charged after allegedly searching WebMD for how to treat a gunshot wound instead of calling 911 after her teenage son was accidentally shot.

According to authorities, Deborah Tagle Googled how to treat a gunshot after her 14-year-old son was shot by a friend in their Santa Fe, Texas home Tuesday.

Tagle, 55, is charged with one count of injury to a child with intent to commit bodily injury, reports theHouston Chronicle.

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Shocking: Deborah Tagle, 55, is accused of Googling how to treat a gunshot instead of calling 911 after her teen son was shot at their Santa Fe, Texas home
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Shocking: Police say Deborah Tagle, 55, left, Googled how to treat a gunshot wound instead of calling 911 after Pete Jesse Rodriguez, 24, right, accidentally shot her son

Police say Tagle’s son was in the house for seven hours before finally receiving medical attention.

A friend of the unnamed boy named Pete Jesse Rodriguez, 24, has been charged with the actual shooting, which is believed to have taken place around 6:30pm May 7.

 

Police didn’t learn of the incident until 2am.

KHOU reported that surveillance cameras from inside the home show Rodriguez tracking the boy with the gun and eventually shooting him in the upper thigh area.

Waited: The boy remained in their Santa Fe, Texas home for 7 hours before Tagle took the 14-year-old boy to the hospital

Waited: The boy remained in their Santa Fe, Texas home, pictured, for 7 hours before Tagle took the 14-year-old to the hospital

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Police: Mom of teen shot by friend turns to WebMD, instead of hospital, for help

A mother was arrested and charged after she allegedly turned to WebMD.com, instead of seeking professional medical attention, when her 14-year-old son was shot by a friend playing with a gun, Santa Fe police said. view full article


Rodriguez was reportedly 'playing' when the gun went off.

The boy reportedly remained on the floor for several minutes before finally getting up. 

He’s believed to have aided his mother in her web search in which they looked up the term ‘gunshots’ on WebMD.

Hours later, Tagle drove her son to the hospital, where he’s said to be recuperating.

Rodriguez was initially charged with making false statements to police.

Research: Tagle reportedly used WebMD.com to search how to treat a bullet wound. She and Rodriguez have been held on bond

Research: Tagle reportedly used WebMD.com to search how to treat a bullet wound. She and Rodriguez have been held on bond

He was later charged, apparently after authorities viewed the in-home surveillance footage, with one count injury to a child—serious bodily injury, which is a felony.

Police have not commented on why the home had cameras installed nor will they release the footage until their investigation comes to a close.

Rodriguez was being held on bonds totaling $151,500.

Tagle was held with bail set at $40,000.

by on May. 10, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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ashellbell
by shellbark on May. 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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Facepalm.
DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on May. 10, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I saw this on MC earlier. I had saved it to post too! Lol WHAT a moron! Ashellbell is correct. HUGE FACEPALM

0Kit0
by Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM
Smdh. The charges are weird to me. Intent to cause injury and one for causing injury? Someone else shot him. Bet they had no health insurance. WWeird people.
Della529
by Matlock on May. 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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  surveillance cameras from inside the home???

momtimesx4
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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A whole bunch of WTF is surrounding that family.

Chrln06
by on May. 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM
O_o
OwlNuggets
by on May. 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

AND NOW THE POST I MADE THAT GOT SOOOOOO MUCH BACK-LASH HAS FINALLY BEEN VINDICATED!



MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SUCK ON THAT ONE!

stormcris
by Christy on May. 10, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I am just curious why

lga1965
by on May. 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM

 OMG.

She probably doesn't trust Doctors. 'Cause you know they just don't know that much and they push drugs on ya , thanks to their connections to "Big Pharm" and force your kids to have vaccinations,etc. RIGHT?So why trust a Dr to patch up your son who was shot. Better check ONLINE!

OR, maybe she was afraid they would blame her or his Daddy ?

Or maybe she wanted to save money for more important things like booze,cigs and drugs ...and play Doctor all by herself?

Cameras installed? Yikes.

This kind of insanity is unreal. WebMD......oh yeahhh.

What a bunch .

LindaClement
by Thatwoman on May. 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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That's some powerful-bright lookin' humans there...

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