The Ultimate Evil

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I was reading one of my favorite sites last night, Red-Alerts, and was horrified and disgusted to find the story of Hannah Overton, who has been convicted of capital murder of her 4 year old foster son, Andrew Burd. According to reports, her “God-fearing” brethren have begun a campaign to set her free, suggesting the child had it coming to him for being unruly.

Tell me if this sounds like reasonable punishment for an “unruly” child (and do please keep in mind he was 4, his previous caregiver says he never gave her a bit of trouble, and he was only in the Overton home for a month before the abuse began):

“Hannah Overton watched Andrew on a security camera in a bedroom and used food and pepper as a form of punishment” Caller-Times

“the Overtons waited nearly three hours on Oct. 2 before taking Andrew Burd to a medical clinic after he drank the mixture, vomited and drifted in and out of consciousness” Caller-Times

“Hannah Overton called [a neighbor] about 2:52 p.m. that day and asked her to watch one of her children because Andrew was intentionally vomiting and defecating and ‘smearing it everywhere.'” Caller-Times

“‘He is not sick, he is doing it to get to me,’ Hannah told the neighbor, adding he had defecated eight times, the affidavits said. — Caller-Times

“When the autopsy was performed the cause of death was ruled as sodioum poisoning with a secondary factor of blunt force trauma.” —Parents Behaving Badly

“Hospiatl workrers also noticed bruising in his body and an untreated wound on his arm that was consistent with a burn” Parents Behaving Badly

One might assume that since she was using a security cam they she may have been locking Andrew in the room, the same room where it was alleged that Andrew was forced to sleep on a piece of plywood.” —Parents Behaving Badly

From Lost in Lima, Ohio :

Dozens of news media organizations have picked up Hannah’s story- from 20/20 to Christian News Sources. They’ve picked up Hannah’s story, her version of how a child declared “healthy and fit for adoption” one month, could end up dead less than six months later. But it’s Hannah’s story they have picked up- not Andrew’s.

No one wants to talk about Andrew’s story, about the suffering he endured, the incredible pain he would have been in the last day of his life. They don’t mention that the 23 teaspoons of Zatarain’s he would have had to have ingested was almost 100 times the recommended serving size (1/4 teaspoon), which introduced almost 24000mg of salt into his body at 240mg per serving. How, in making Hannah some sort of saint, they’ve made Andrew a child that was wild, and flawed. They’ve went as far as to claim that perhaps Andrew- suffering from his never mentioned before eating disorder- might have found a moment alone in which he on his own consumed so much salt that it caused the fatal toxic levels in his blood. The bruising on his head that was listed as a secondary cause of death? Well, that wasn’t really what it seemed. Perhaps someone rubbing his head, and the onset of his death caused it. Really, it could have been anything.

There is more to Andrew’s story, but sadly, it may be washed away by a flood of support for the woman who was responsible for providing him with care, love, and protection- the woman who didn’t fulfill that responsibility.

Hannah’s church has begun a “Free Hannah!” campaign, in which they already have the support of Christian News, 20/20 and ABC. Not surprising since 20/20 has gone on record defending the liberties of pedophiles and sexual predators of children, mocking “To Catch a Predator” and defending the adult teachers’ rights to have affairs with their young teen students. (Google “Boycott 20/20 and Disney”)

The church has bumperstickers and pamphlets and websites such as this one filled with outright lies about the case and defending a mother’s right to discipline her child.

Regardless of the damage control these cretin are trying to feed the public, there is NO DISPUTING AUTOPSY RESULTS! No evidence like the bruised and scarred body of the victim. As all medical examiners know, dead victims testify the loudest.

Here is an example at their pathetic attempt of convincing the public she did nothing wrong:

Lie: Hannah created a toxic brew of spices, put it in a sippy cup and forced Andrew to drink it therefore causing his death.

Truth: Hannah gave into Andrew’s desire to have an extra helping of food on the day of the incident. His insecurity and desire for extra food had been increasing since the car accident 3 weeks earlier. He threatened to throw poop on her so she heated up a can of HEB vegetable soup (she called it chili in the interview but it was soup,) he wanted the Zaterain’s sprinkled on it (he decided he liked it the day prior.) She gave one or two small shakes onto the soup, he wanted more and started to get upset again and was grabbing at the container in her hand spilling it in the kitchen. She thought if he wanted the flavor, she could give him a bit of the flavor in water instead of giving him more food. She put two shakes into a tumbler and then poured that into a small sippy cup, put on the top and let him drink that. This equals no more than 1/4th of a teaspoon of Zaterain’s. Maybe not the wisest thing to do but certainly not the amount of spices the prosecution proposes. The amount was less than the salt lime and chili we put on our fruit at the fruit stand.

How, then, did he die of sodium poisoning? The autopsy report confirms this. Not someone wanting to frame Hannah. Not someone who doesn’t understand what they are witnessing when they see a child vomit. Not someone “over-reacting” to a child passing in and out of consciousness while the parents watch and do nothing. Yes, that certainly would be over-reacting to think such apathy is abuse.

Additionally, what parent is so terrified of their 4 year old that they bend to his every whim and permit him to hold the threat of throwing feces if he doesn’t get what he wants?!At the same time she swears this did not happen, she claims he did this to himself. Which is it, Hannah?

Yes, their entire site is filled with such irrational garbage.

FromRob Taylor at Red-Alerts :

Indeed. Andrew Burd’s story must not be forgotten in the mad rush to free a child killer. He deserves justice, and that justice would be Hannah Overton dying in prison, caged like the animal she is. But the lawyers paid for by this insidious smear campaign against a four-year-old are appealing the case and may well get her conviction overturned. Andrew needs your support now more than ever.

Don’t let Hannah Overton get away with murder.

PLEASE show your support for the real victim here, innocent little Andrew Burd. Comment on any of the stories I have linked to in support of keeping this murderous bitch behind bars.

You can also send letters, call, and fax your support to:

13th Court of Appeals: Corpus Christi Site

Nueces County Courthouse

901 Leopard, 10th Floor,

Corpus Christi, Texas 78401

Telephone: (361) 888-0416 Fax: (361) 888-0794

I’m presently working on my own banners and buttons for Andrew. As soon as I am done, I will post them here and on every site I have. Please feel free to use and be sure to provide a link to any of the afore mentioned articles relaying his case.

UPDATE: This article has been brought to my attention. Apparently, Hannah Overton is the granddaughter of the Heaven’s Gate cult leader and the daughter of a man convicted of beating a teenage girl to death with a crowbar. Her church says this has nothing to do with Hannah.

January 25, 2009 - Posted by | Andrew Burd, Boys, Child Abuse, Child Advocates, Child Murder, Hannah Overton, Women Abusers


  1. Wow, where do you come up with this crap? The doctors all said they felt she was wrongly convicted. Andrew most likely had pica, and voluntarily ate that amount of salt. He had problems with that in the past. I hate when people throw little bits of information and try to use selective facts to crucify a person. You really should research things before you write a blog about them and make yourself looks stupid.

    Comment by Ryan | September 10, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wow, what a dumbass, “Ryan” of Greensboro, NC, who has absolutely no clue what he/she is talking about.

    It is apparent you are new to this case since you know absolutely jack shit about Hannah Overton, her child abusing cultist background, her own background of torture and abuse toward little Andrew, or the MEDICAL AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE that proves she killed him.

    Since you are too damned ignorant to click on all the links I provided where the proof is located (all you clicked on was the link to the news story where the Overton cultists have already been brainwashed to accept child abuse and have been for over a year attempting to taint possible jury members with lies simpletons like you have bought into), I’ll break it down for you in very simple terms:

    Hannah Overton had a history of abusing Andrew. Let’s start there. She FREQUENTLY used Zatarains as punishment. No child will EVER willingly ingest that much Zatarains, I don’t give a fuck what kind of disorder they have! The hotness will make them stop before they ever take another taste, much less mix it with water – which spreads the heat and worsens the burning!

    I grew up in South Louisiana, where Zatarains, Tobasco, and Louisiana Hot Sauce originated. Parents dip their children’s fingertips in these items to curb their nail biting. They’ve been doing it for decades. It works because (and try to stay with me) IT BURNS LIKE A BITCH!!! And that’s just on the tip of the tongue.

    Before you go calling someone stupid, you might want to get the facts so you don’t show everyone just how fucktarded you are. (And try to learn some spelling, too.)

    I hate it when sick fucks blame child abuse on the child, and you are a sick fuck!

    By the way: Safari sucks. Firefox is much better.

    Comment by TUECAA | September 10, 2009 | Reply

  3. Ummm, SMP, do you know anything about pica? The very nature of the disorder is ingesting things that no one would normally ingest, like paint or lead or chalk or soap or hair or even feces. So your comment that “no child would ever voluntarily ingest Zatarains” (which is technically edible in the first place) is stupid. Why is it so hard to believe that a child would ingest spices if the disorder sometimes involves ingesting feces?! Your psychotic response to Ryan’s post therefore makes no sense.

    I was searching for information on this case and unfortunately came across your shrill and alarmist site. It is apparent you get off on inciting panic and knee-jerk reactions. There is more than enough reasonable doubt in this case.

    Comment by EllenChristine | September 24, 2009 | Reply

  4. Ummm, Ellen, you’re a jackass. There was NEVER reasonable doubt. You sound like one of those brainwashed douches from the Overton church.

    The fact your tiny mind cannot conceive is that no child, regardless of the disorder, will ingest the quantity of Zatarains it took to kill Andrew. Why? Because it burns like fire and they would stop instantly. No matter what kind of eating disorder a child has, that burning will hurt so tremendously that they will start screaming and not do it again.

    Man, you Overton cattle get dumber by the minute! I suppose they do need the bottom of the illiteracy barrel to manipulate, though. Proof positive comes with you and Ryan.

    Comment by TUECAA | September 24, 2009 | Reply

  5. Sorry Ryan, the 13 Court of Appeals upheld the convictiion in a 95 page opine.
    Read it and weep.
    “CORPUS CHRISTI — A court has denied the appeal of Hannah Overton, whose conviction of capital murder in 2007 sparked medical and legal questions and outrage among many in the local Christian community.

    Overton, 32, was found guilty of capital murder in the Oct. 3, 2006, death of 4-year-old Andrew Burd, a boy she was in the process of adopting.

    She was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.”

    The ruling is available to read or printed. Monsterous.

    Comment by ratfink | November 6, 2009 | Reply

  6. Many thanks, ratfink! I haven’t been able to correct the freshly broken links due to a new job and new real world responsibilities. Facts make their heads spin, but Overton sheeple will still fight facts as long as they hold onto the idea that ignorance and flat out stupidity is way cooler than defending a helpless child.

    Comment by TUECAA | November 6, 2009 | Reply

  7. Ask yourself…why did the Overtons burn Andrew’s bedsheets, if they were covered with feces? Why not just throw them away? What were they hiding? Hannan Overton is where she belongs. Larry should be there also.

    Comment by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 | Reply

  8. I have two things for you to look up, smp. The first thing is sociopathy… I’m sure you know what that is. The second thing is borderline or malignant narcissistic personality with antisocial features.

    Read a textbook or get evaluated by a psychiatrist, and you will find out that you are one of these diagnoses. The fact that you sound like an angry 2-year-old child, the extremeness of your black-and-white split thinking in which people are either totally innocent or totally demonized, and the hatred and contempt which spews from your comments make you being a borderline or worse virtually certain.

    If you are at all honest, you must know in your heart that there was not conclusive evidence in this case that a guilty verdict was warranted. But then you aren’t honest, or mature. I don’t expect you to post this, but I know you’ve read it. Don’t even bother responding to it, because I’m not going to return to your site to read your bullshit answer.

    I wonder if you know the meaning of truly loving another person deep down, of forgiveness, or compassion for others. I am 100% sure that you cannot respond affirmatively to this. I wonder if you realize that even the worst crimes are a result of prior abuse and neglect against the perpetrator, rather than a person being bad and worthy of condemnation. I doubt it. Right now you are probably an isolated, schizoid, friendless and immature person who writes these hateful rants to get attention and feel some sort of validation for himself by putting others down. I wish you the best of luck in growing up.

    Comment by Anonymous | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  9. Coward who comments anonymously: Your suggestion that I wouldn’t post this simply because you, a brainwashed Hannahnite, attempted to hurt my feelings is both laughable and pathetic. I have not once refused a real comment on my site. Why? Because the only people who would debate me on child abuse issues are supporters of child abuse, and why in the world would I want to hide the issue of abuse supporters from those who wonder how serious this situation is?

    I find it humorous you first accuse me of probably not posting your comment, then telling me not to reply because you won’t be back (though the tracker doesn’t lie, even if one does attempt to use a proxy). I’ll tell you what, just to save you the trouble, I’ll block you from commenting again. You’ve, obviously, had your say and wish to say no more, so I will respond and that will be the end of it. See? I’m a considerate person, even to lovers of child killers.

    I am not quite certain why you believe your silly and amateurish diagnosis of me would hurt or offend me, although, you believe the word of a murdering bitch over documented evidence. You’ve already established the level at which your brain functions.

    Let’s address the personal attacks since it seems it’s the best you can do when documented evidence of Andrew Burd’s torture and murder at the hands of Hannah Overton proved she was 100% guilty.

    You say I am a sociopath and have a *ahem* “borderline or malignant narcissistic personality with antisocial features” (Been Googling WebMD, have ya? LOL). You suggest I look those things up, but I’ll bet you spent about 15 minutes trying to spell those correctly from the online source, which you clearly did not read thoroughly.

    Well, let’s address this, shall we?

    “Sociopathic” is a term associated with an asocial or anti-social personality disorder. The work I do with abused and neglected children, as well as other volunteers, law enforcement, the courts, radio shows, schools, and children’s centers is a complete contradiction. Had you looked through my site rather than gotten your panties in a twist because of the proper smackdown I gave other Hannahnites, you would know this and realize how much of a jackass you now look.

    Now for the funny one: “Borderline or malignant narcissistic personality with antisocial features.” (This is what gave your identity away, FYI) When one uses so many words just to tell someone they are self-absorbed and cannot take criticism, this is a psychological need to appear better than others, smarter than the adversary, and conceal an incompetent lack of intellectual comprehension. I find this funny because, loosely translated, you are the pot calling the kettle black, and your behavior here proves it.

    You say my views are extremely black and white. Well, why don’t you tell me what makes the gray area when a parent is beating a crying child lifeless? Where is the gray area when a father is holding down his toddler daughter and forcing his penis into her squirming, pain wracked body? Where is the gray area when a predator stalks and captures his prey, then sells that child on the black market to sexually service upwards of 100 partners a day?

    You consider the gray area where excuses of “well, they were abused as children, too” reside, don’t you. Guess what? I suffered sexual, physical, mental, and emotional abuse almost all of my life. Not once have I ever considered passing on those experiences to a helpless child. There are MANY survivors who CHOOSE to save children rather than continue the vicious cycle, and make no mistake about it, the victim of child abuse turning around and abusing children is purely vengeful – taking out their abuse on innocent children who did nothing to deserve it.

    When an adult can look a pleading child in the eyes and beat them, rape them, molest them, torture them, murder them, they have CHOSEN to do so. No one has made them do those things. It was a conscious decision and you’re damned right they receive no sympathy as they deserve none. Abuse survivors know first hand what it’s like. To turn around and abuse a child takes a special kind of twisted psychosis I see you conveniently left out of delivering upon Hannah Overton.

    I won’t even address the last paragraph. It’s the saddest part for you yet, although it just shows more proof of what you are. You don’t see it or else you wouldn’t have written it, but to those who matter, it is crystal clear.

    Now, let’s examine your humorous attempt to “call me out” because it is highly entertaining to me and will be for all who come to see your dumbfuckery exhibited for the world to see.

    Try to understand that I have been slandered and called far worse by child molesters, baby rapers, and other moronic Hannah Overton supporters. Let me see if I can help ye of little brain understand why this does not phase me one bit:

    On the one side, you have me – a volunteer who has dedicated her life to rescuing children from being molested, raped, beaten, and tortured on a daily basis.

    On the other side, you have pedophiles and child abuser sympathizers (this is you, if I’m going too fast) – those who will hold down a screaming child who is begging for mercy, crying from pain, and being ignored by the demon raping that child, molesting that child, or say, forcing spicy hot liquid down his throat.

    Who do you suppose carries greater credibility, my dear?

    You have come here to attack me for speaking on behalf of a little boy whose mother, it was proved beyond any shadow of a doubt via photographs and mounds of medical evidence and professional witness testimony, tortured and murdered this poor, defenseless child. What does that say about you? What does it say about any person who pats a child abuser on the back while looking at evidence of the child’s dead body and supporting not the child who didn’t deserve to be tortured and murdered but the one inflicting that pain?

    And to think, you called ME the sociopath.

    I would wish you the best of luck living down the stigma of condoning and supporting child abuse and murder, but you did it of your own accord. There should be mandatory forehead brands for filth like you.

    Comment by TUECAA | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  10. so I am just wondering……….what is your stand on abortion? Is it child abuse, is it murder, or is it a choice? This will be posted anonymous since I do not normally respond and have none of the other profiles.

    Comment by Anonymous | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  11. First of all, I have no problem with people posting anonymously. Many people post comments for me anonymously because they don't have accounts, some name themselves, and others post anonymous comments that they do not wish to have published asking for help. It's when someone hides behind the anonymous moniker to hurl personal insults that is childish and demonstrates a complete lack of self-confidence in what they claim to represent. As for your question, I believe you are lost. This is neither a pro-life or pro-choice website. It is part of my work with child abuse prevention and awareness, primarily CSA: Child Sexual Abuse. This particular post, also, is not about an unborn child. It is about a living, breathing toddler whose foster mother tortured him throughout his young life until she poisoned him to death with a lethal dose of seasoned salt. If you have anymore questions as to this case, read the post and the information on the links that still work as well as the comments I've posted here. Unfortunately, some of the links no longer work because either the source now carries it as a broken/out of date link (this story was posted in January of 2009) or the source has since moved location.

    Comment by SMP | December 9, 2009 | Reply

  12. Maybe I need to get a profile. Sadly, I am not the one lost. When someone does not cherish life – at any stage – they are lost. This includes child abuse. Child abuse and the increase of it is a result of not valuing life.

    Comment by Anonymous | December 10, 2009 | Reply

  13. I think Hannah Overton and her husband both are guilty of abusing and killing this child. I'm a mother myself, so I know how mothering works. They were abusing this boy.In my many years of taking care of my children, I have had my fair share of dealing with messy accidents and I never burned a bedsheet. I put them in the wash twice with a little bleach and they came out clean as a whistle. And if they were soiled to the point of no return, then you throw them in the garbage after buying new ones. They burned Andrew's sheets because they wanted to punish and torment him!Another thing that gives the abuse away is that Hannah did have some medical experience. I have absolutely none and even I am not that thick-headed to give a small child a HOT spice mixed with water! I mean really…who does that?If he was still so hungry like she claimed then she could have given him some milk, toast, or fruit. He was a growing boy and fruit never hurt anyone. How would a HOT spice in water do anything to curb his appetite? It just doesn't make sense at all!Unless of course, she wanted to punish him. Which then it would make perfect sense. And if Andrew did have an eating disorder (or PICA like it has been suggested) then surely his former foster parent would have mentioned that.It is all way too suspicious for my liking. I hope Hannah gets the punishment that she deserves and her husband should as well. If he wasn't a participant in the abuse, then he was a witness which is just as bad as being the abuser.

    Comment by Lorelei | December 18, 2009 | Reply

  14. Anonymous – you are obviously here trying to make your own statement about abortion. You are a pathetic individual. No more comments by you that are off-topic will be tolerated. Get your head out of your ass and care about the children in the HERE and NOW. This site is not for the personal political/religious agendas of selfish bastards like you, who care nothing for living breathing children and everything about how much shit you can stir for your own attention whoring.

    Comment by SMP | January 3, 2010 | Reply

  15. Lorelei – Well said! Thank you!

    Comment by SMP | January 3, 2010 | Reply

  16. The doctors not only thought it was outrageous that she be charged, but when he was admitted to ER, the first thing the doctors did was to administer SALINE SOLUTION in an IV!!!!!! My thinking is, since Hannah Overton was charged, so should the doctor and hospital.

    Comment by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 | Reply

  17. you people make me laugh.. you would have no idea went on in this family, UNLESS YOU WERE THERE!!

    Comment by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 | Reply

  18. i hope she never gets out of prison. she should have gotten andrew some help if he had such eating disorders or smearing and throwing poop when he didn't get his way. maybe he was eating to overcome the regular salt poisoning. no one waits three hours to get to a hospital when a child is vomiting, defecating and drifting in and out of consciousness. hannah is a monster and should die. her husband should not be able to keep their other children. i wonder how he punishes them all now.

    Comment by Anonymous | February 19, 2010 | Reply

  19. I just went looking for more info on this case after watching it on 20/20 tonight, and unfortunately came upon this site.Of all the research I have read thus far, it is quite obvious that there is inadequate information for a woman to be sitting in jail for "murder" when all evidence points to the fact that a child with a disorder willfully injested salt, then unfortunately died. I am a mother with 4 kids, a former Child Welfare worker for the State of Oklahoma, specializing in sexual abuse cases, having saved over 100 kids from abusive parents and homes, I served as a former foster parent, and I am a sexual abuse survivor, so I feel very qualified to look at this case and the facts of the case in an objective manner. I feel sad for you, smp, that you have taken away from your own personal abuse horror only a bad attitude and hateful demeanor. I spent a few years angry about what happened to me as a child, but instead of lashing out at everyone around me, I made a choice to use my traumatic experience to help others and to make myself a better person. I will pray for you that you choose to do the same. Lashing out at people with a different opinion than you does nothing but push people away from choosing to open their eyes to real cases of child abuse, this case not being one of them.And just because you endured some kind of abuse doesn't mean that every case you ever see is an obvious guilty verdict. Look at the facts of this case and it is more than obvious that an innocent woman is sitting in jail.Although my posting will probably read anonymous, as well, I have no problem telling you my name is Lara. And I'd have no problem even talking with you if you're ever interested. God bless you.

    Comment by Anonymous | February 20, 2010 | Reply

  20. Do you really think this stable mother of 4 knew exactly how much sodium to give Andrew to kill him? Do you really think that she would sacrifice NOT SEEING her OWN 4 Children to kill Andrew??? She could have just returned Andrew to the previous foster mother!!! — don't you think that would be easier than murder??? come on people- use your brains, not just your emotions!In addition, the disorder of PICA- is that it gets worse as the child ages!!! Thus, just because the previous foster mother didn't "notice" any strange eating habbits, doesn't mean those habits didn't exist and didn't become MUCH worse as Andrew aged. Hannah Overton DID SEEK HELP after she realized she couldn't help her son…she took him to the hospital.

    Comment by Elena | February 20, 2010 | Reply

  21. Wow, the dumbfuckery of the Hannahnites never ceases to amaze me. Looks like they are stirring again.

    Anonymous 6:57: You’re a jackass. The doctors are who were instrumental in putting this crazy bitch in prison.

    Anonymous 10:37: Just because you are a simple civilian who has neither read the court transcripts or has had first hand experience in this case, it does not justify you accusing those of us teaching the ignorant like you the facts of being the ones not knowing them. When this all first hit, over a year ago, we were all privy to the court transcripts and we had the opportunity to speak with the prosecution and members of the jury, as well as ex-members of the defense team that wanted to see her fry. Stop being an ignorant ass. Read what has already been posted before you got here and you may .. MAY .. not make such an ass of yourself next time.

    Anonymous 1:47AM (Lara): Please, next time you post such bullshit, warn me so I can pull out my waders. Do you know almost half of what you posted is close to word-for-word what child abusers and pedophiles say as excuses for their actions? Were you actually in the CPS field, you would. Since you quoted almost every testimonial from them, you are either a liar or you were there for child abusers, not the child who needed you. Which I think is glaringly obvious from your bullshit you spewed here.

    Read the rest of my site, jackass. I base my words and my findings on FACT, not emotion. I often portray my feelings out of emotion, yes, just like you did here (only those who preach for others are lost), but all statements are based upon fact. As in: I know who you are, where you are, what kind of computer you used to leave this message – even down to the size of your screen – and that you are a complete liar. Had you actually looked through my site the way you pretend in your comment, you would know you are 100% wrong about me. Had you actually read this post and the comments and followed the links that are still in use, you would have realized this is NOT a case of opinion against an innocent woman but a case of FACT against a murdering, child abusing bitch. Get a grip on fact before you allow yourself to be manipulated by the pro-Hannah/anti-Andrew camp.

    Shame on you for choosing a twisted evil woman over an innocent defenseless child, yet you claim you were part of the Child Welfare office and have children of your own. Well, we all know of the thousands of children DFS and CPS have failed over the years. Thanks for coming here to expose yourself as one of the weak links in the system.

    And 20/20?!?! Bitch, you HAVE to be joking! 20/20 – the same program that has gone to bat for pedophiles and child rapists, the same program that employs a pedophile sympathizer as an anchor, the same program that has gone on record to condone sexual relationships of adults and minors, the same program owned by Disney – which has been found on numerous occasions to have pedophiles and child pornographers in their employ, to have two-way mirrors in children's dressing rooms at Disneyland and Disney World, and has had planners of the infamous Gay Days at Disney arrested on child sexual abuse charges. You really have no clue. Get one! Thank all that is holy you are no longer part of the system that you obviously had a hand in breaking!

    Elena: “Stable mother”?!?!? Are you fucking kidding me?!?! READ THE FACTS BEFORE YOU POST AGAIN!

    Where the fuck to the Hannahnites find you gullible dipshits?!?!

    Comment by SMP | February 21, 2010 | Reply

  22. Anonymous 11:13: It's people like you who prove the Hannah ass kissers care nothing about this case and everything about garbage they are told to spew by the Hannahnite camp. THANK YOU! Thank you for stating the obvious those sick bastards keep missing, all to stand up for the ABUSIVE, MURDERING WHORE MOTHER instead of the INNOCENT, HELPLESS CHILD! One can only hope they grow half the brain you have.

    Comment by SMP | February 21, 2010 | Reply

  23. I think you are right, SMP. these people must be from the same group of Hanna Overton lovers because they posted at almost the same time. PICA will not make a child eat or drink something that causes them severe pain. I think all of these cluless idiots need to drink a glass of Zatarain water. Let them then speak as though they know what they are talking about. I had a social worker and my cousin is one. My social worker believed my foster parents when I reported them for making me strip at their swinger parties and made me participate and do drugs, drink beer and tequila and scotch, and be in sex videos their guests made. They told her I was always lying and making up stories to get out of trouble for my bad grades. I had bad grades because I was always up late being raped or hiding in the park until the people went home. I tried to get her to bring me to the hospital for a rape kit and she said only a parent or guardian could do that, and the cunt called my parents! I finally ran away and by the grace of God I was taken in by a woman who had also been failed by child welfare. I have a great life now thanks to her and if I had stayed with those people, the social worker would have had a file on a dead fourteen year old. One more to add to her list probly. My cousin hates her job because she sees so many other social workers who let kids down and even some who take bribes from foster parents only in it for the money. One case that made her decide to quit soon was a couple who were molesting their little foster kid. A neighbor called and the boy's social worker called to warn them and was getting paid to let them keep him and other kids they did this to in the past. Saying you are a social worker doesn't impress anybody, lady. You are just another reason kids end up in abusive homes or dead in the streets. I am sorry, SMP, for rambling. It helps to get this out any chance I get. Thank you for letting victims and survivors speak freely here. I hope you make that site soon.Yasmine

    Comment by Yasmine | February 22, 2010 | Reply

  24. Yasmine, I apologize for not replying after I approved your comment. I was on my cellphone when I did so and only now had the time to sign in via my computer. I am so sorry for what you went through. Unfortunately, things will only get worse in those government-run child service departments because our government as well as our society that permits it cares more about potholes, state parks, parking garages, and city beautification projects than protecting children and education. We can point fingers to our government for this despicable behavior, but it is our society that permits it. WE are our government and WE decide where our tax dollars go. The saddest part about that is WE are saying filling holes in the streets and constructing water features in a park are more important than rescuing abused children and educating our future leaders. I already have the survivor/victim site up and running. I'm just trying to get some help monitoring it. If you leave me your e-mail address in a private comment that will go unpublished, I can give you the link. Please provide the operating system you are using as well as the screen resolution of the monitor you are using. I know this sounds strange but it's my way of ensuring this is really you making the request as I am able to access this information through my tracking software. Thank you for your support, as always. And never worry about "rambling." You have a right to your own thoughts and words, which I prefer over child abuser lovers anyday. 🙂

    Comment by SMP | February 26, 2010 | Reply

  25. NOTICE: Comments for this posting are now closed to Hannah Overton/Child Murder supporters. The facts of this case are simple and have been laid out for a year. This site is dedicated to child abuse awareness and prevention, particularly CSA, and not Hannah Overton and her twisted child hating supporters. If you wish to leave a comment condemning this twisted bitch and her evil followers, please feel free. However, I will no longer acknowledge those wicked minds who applaud her abuse of this innocent child and support efforts to free this murdering money whore. If you stand with Hannah Overton, you stand in favor of poisoning children as punishment and child murder. There is no other logic and you should be ashamed of yourself. I don't believe there is a hell but just in case there is, you'll be burning in it along side her. Shame! Shame! Shame!

    Comment by TUECAA | March 5, 2010 | Reply

  26. TUECAA and SMP, you seem to have a great deal of anger that you should work through professionally. As an adult who was abused as a child by a family acquaintance I understand that anger but at some point you have to work through it and become a functioning adult. As for Hannah Overton, I have read literally EVERYTHING that can be found on the case and she is obviously innocent.

    Comment by abused as a child | August 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Hi, Hannah Overton Kool-Aid drinker! I could go on posting AGAIN all of the PROOF that has been dragged up over and over and presented to anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together, but you fucktarded abuse lovers just cannot grasp it. You’re either too damned stupid or you really love what she did to her innocent child.

      As for working through abuse and becoming a functioning adult, I seem to be doing quite fine since I fight the monsters instead of stick my head in the sand like you and your ilk to pretend it isn’t happening – and damned the innocent victim as long as your delicate sensibilities don’t get shaken.

      And nope, not angry a bit. I just state the facts and I call a heartless cunt a heartless cunt when one like you speaks. I’m, actually, doing my nails (Nice Is Nice – lilac – by essie) and playing a very relaxing match three game. Just took a break when my e-mail alert dinged.

      Well, piece of shit child murderer sympathizer, you have a great day loving the killers of children while the rest of us actually put forth the effort to put your buddies away.

      By the way, attention whore, this whole thing is over 2 years old. Way to let go of the anger over people not letting that bitch get off with her lies lol.

      Comment by TUECAA | August 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Incidentally, I only allowed your post to exist because I’m in the mood to shame another child abuse supporter. I will more than likely delete it soon. (and changing your e-mail to something stupid doesn’t change the fact I have federal standard tracking on my site and know where you live… dipshit lol)

      Comment by TUECAA | August 5, 2011 | Reply

    • Geeze you are a moron. Are you one of the Hannaites? Or is your critical thinking ability damaged somehow?

      Comment by Karen Langlois | October 26, 2015 | Reply

  27. Editor’s edit: Machelle cannot speak properly, so I will translate her comment…

    I don’t know what I’m talking about but I like to have sex with my very big dog.

    Comment by Machelle Kobert | December 27, 2011 | Reply

  28. Edit: Tim, also, is incapable of composing an intelligent comment, so I must again translate:

    I am an idiot for continuing to believe the lies and coming here after such a long time to defend a child murderer. Dur dur dur

    Comment by Tim | December 31, 2011 | Reply

  29. I have to thank you for creating this site , I personally was never abused but I do know that I NEVER wanted kids. The moment I found out I was pregnant ( that very moment) I knew that I was going to be the best mother I could be. This helpless being never asked to be here and for my carelessness of not protecting myself from getting pregnant( althought I was and still am married) I thank the lord everyday day for my child! I NEVER knew I could love someone so much …. My child comes before ANYONE and that includes my husband , mom brother… You name it! I will never nor want to understand the minds of these disqusting sick mental wastes of space we call human beings!
    There is no chance that these child preditors can be rehabilitated … NEVER ! So i say we get rid of them all by ALL means nessesary . Our children come first DAMNIT!!!!!!!

    Comment by alvarez1 | May 5, 2012 | Reply

  30. You have to read this article on abusive parents who poison their children with salt, the patterns of abuse match the Overton case:

    Including: “In many of these instances,
    salt administration is used as a form of punishment.”

    “Parents of one child said they had used salty
    foods to treat the child’s sudden onset of voracious appetite and thirst. These behaviors were not observed while the child was hospitalized.” (In Andrew’s case, symptoms were not noticed in previous foster care)

    -The article says accidental salt poisoning is often very mild, and not life threatening. Elevated levels, such as Andrew had, are often caused by intentional ingestion of salt–and may be forcibly administered.

    “Substantiated cases of salt poisoning are associated with severe hypernatremia, usually above 160 mEq/liter. It is sometimes in excess of 200 and is often in the 170 to 190 range. This finding is often found in association with other signs of physical abuse such as
    fractures, retinal hemorrhages, burns, failure to thrive, and emotional deprivation..” (Extreme salt poisoning that is caused by an abusive caretaker is often found with other signs of abuse, as Andrew had–the bruising, the medical neglect, the burning of his sheet, the cameras, etc)

    Consider this, what would make Andrew drink water mixed with Zatarain’s –which is very spicy & hot? Also, this article says salt poisoning is usually chronic, it occurs over time & with multiple doses (which may have caused Andrew’s previous symptoms of vomiting and diaherea). Either Andrew drank the mixture because he was afraid, and after repeated punishment felt he had no choice or he was deprived of food/water and so desperate that he drank this mixture.

    “These instances are not as benign as they sound.
    For the serum sodium to elevate this high, the child must be deprived of water and/or salt must be forcibly administered. In an attempt to re-create a serum
    sodium of 170 by mere salt administration as explained by the child’s mother, investigators were able to administer only 20 grams of salt with great difficulty to the child which resulted in a maximum serum sodium of only 147. This implies that salt must be forcibly administered.”

    If Andrew is being frequently abused, he would drink that Zatarain’s mixture out of fear–the force does not have to be holding him down. Hannah admitted that after Andrew had the episode of vomiting and diaherrea that his sheets were burned & his mattress was thrown outside. Imagine the suffering and fear Andrew experienced. He is horribly sick, and in pain. He is weak & dehydrated. His bed would be a comfort, a safe place. Especially given Andrew’s history, security & familiarity would be so important. He probably loved Spider Man, it was hero, and helped him to sleep with those sheets. Hannah admitted that they took the sheet, threw them in a trash bag to be washed & threw the mattress outside to be cleaned. Then she said the sheets were burned on the grill. The grill where her family ate and served meals! Who does that–it could lead to food poisoning. Obviously Hannah is hiding something. Imagine how Andrew felt, sick & weak, then watching his blankets go up in flames. He would have been terrified. His mattress was thrown outside & he was forced to sleep on rough, splintered plywood. This child was sick, probably poisoned then, and needed medical attention. If your child is vomiting and having that many bowel movements obviously there is a problem. He needed comfort. Instead he was treated as a problem, and even now you can feel the venom behind Hannah’s words. That is the kind of intimidation and pressure that would compel Andrew to drink the Zatarain’s salt mixture…he would be afraid of retaliation. He would remember his sheets going up in flames. It would trigger memories of past trauma. He would do anything to fix things, to make his parents happy…the Overtons did not have to physically force Andrew to drink, they had already instilled the fear & psychological pressure.

    Comment by I Don't Believe the Lies | September 10, 2012 | Reply

  31. I believe that Hannah lost her temper and went to far. I don’t think she intentionally meant for him to die but when he got so sick she realized that she had went to far and made him very sick. There is no way she didn’t realize why he was sick and that it wasn’t a normal flu bug or other virus. He was fine earlier in the day, kids don’t suddenly get that sick without a cause so I can’t justify saying she did nothing wrong and that Andrew did it to himself. Even if he did ingest the salt himself she should have seen some sign that he did that, for one with the amount he ingested there would be a mess on the floor b/c he surely would’ve spilled some. Had Andrew actually “ate” that amount of Zatarain’s he would have certainly been complaining of his mouth and throat hurting and I doubt highly he would have been able to get cups of water to drink all by himself so again, she should have realized something was wrong. IF and that’s a big IF he did it to himself she wouldn’t have hesitated on bringing him to the hospital immediately. I mean this child was very sick, how stupid would you have to be to let a child vomit and poop that much in such a short amount of time without seeking help? Then the call to the neighbor, if that’s true(I haven’t been able to find it), she told the neighbor that he was doing this on purpose?? I have never known anyone who could shit on demand to piss someone off and I am in the medical field and have seen plenty.

    I think her soft voice and supposed religous beliefs are causing people to miss the truth. They don’t want to believe that a mother could do that to “her” child. As far as people saying none of her other children showed any signs of abuse…they were HER biological kids not foster children. I believe she did not have the patience to deal with this child and some of his behaviors. She did not treat him as her own and really already had her hands full so shouldn’t have taken on another child. Possibly she thought the extra money for providing foster care would help out without considering that she already had four children and another on the way and had no business taking in another child. Sure people who saw her with Andrew said she was good to him, but do you really think she is going to go out in public and treat him like shit? If he was such a problem why didn’t the other foster home have such problems? Did anyone ever think he may have been acting out because he wasn’t being treated equally in his new home?

    The mattress being taken off the bed and burning the sheets on the grill makes no sense to me, what was her excuse for this? If she’s claiming that they were soiled beyond being able to wash them then why wouldn’t she just throw them away? Perhaps she had spilled some of “his broth” on the sheets? You don’t go burning shitty sheets on the grill you also cook meals on. If anything she would’ve bagged the sheets up and thrown them away in a outside garbage like normal sane people do. If this bedding was so soiled that she had to get rid of them then it only backs up the evidence that this child was VERY sick and needed help immediately. Things just don’t make sense, what possesed her to mix the Zatarain’s with the water in a sippy cup to begin with? I don’t buy the story “he was overeating so I mixed a little with water sort of like a broth”. A simple “no you’ve had enough to eat” or maybe giving him something healthy like fruit would’ve been better than the salty water. What exactly had he had to eat before the salt water? I’m curious on that one, did he really overeat that day to begin with? It’s clear she lost her temper with this poor child and did something that led to his death. I doubt she thought that he would die but regaurdless of that he did die and she did cause it so she has to take the punishment. Also her husband should’ve been held accountable for not seeking help earlier. I’m sure he had no idea just what Hannah had done to punish Andrew but he knew how sick he was and should have insisted on getting him help sooner.

    Sorry for rambling but I just don’t understand how anyone could actually believe that Hannah did nothing wrong at all. I’m not saying she’s a cold blood murderer but shd did something that led to the death of a innocent child. If people believe that she didn’t give him the Zatarains herself then how did it get in his system at the levels it was? Children with PICA do put things that you normally wouldn’t put in your mouth but not when it causes pain. I don’t know of any cases where a child with PICA ate something that burned their mouths, he would’ve felt the burning and stopped putting in his mouth. To use that excuse is just plain old stupid.
    Everyones entitled to their opinion so I won’t get mad and spew hateful things towards those who think she’s innocent but I would like them to really explain how this child got the salt in his system without using the excuse he ate it himself. We know that’s probably untrue and we know that she admitted she gave him the water with Zatarains in it or should I say that she claimed she gave him the water with the Zatarains in it like a broth. That’s just another made up story to cover up that she lost it and was punishing him for throwing a tantrum when he didn’t get more to eat. Also explain what possesed her to burn the sheets on the grill?? “Her” child was so sick that he ruined a sheet set and she was more worried about disposing of the sheets and mattress? That makes no sense at all.

    Comment by Terrie | October 27, 2012 | Reply

  32. After living with Hannah for the last three and a half years.I have never once seen her attend ANY church functions on the lane murray sunday services, no mike barber ministries revivals.And only bible studies she is willing to do are frpm calvary chapel.i did many of these until you realise this is her power and control issues.she is not interested in showing some one the simple love and forgivness of jesus.but more a show of look what i can do .I personally witnessed her in inappropriate relations with female inmates.sheila yarborough on the same unit would be more than happy to give u details of her heart break in one of these love triangles frpm feb 2012.I personally just feel shes manipulating the freeworld.But who am i.just an observant ex con.Once i realised she lied to staff and workers in laundry.and the rest of us about how she had a degree in nursing.RN. come to find put shes a cna.huge difference.Then how is anyone supposed to believe anything she says.Her exagerations were overwhelmingly convincing.She acts nothing like she has appeared on tv.i feel for andrew burd,sleeping on a wood pallet ,4years old,being filmed instead of nurtured .

    Comment by private | July 31, 2013 | Reply

    • You are an excon who can sense evil and you know what is right and what is wrong. Don’t ever forget that.

      Comment by Karen Langlois | October 26, 2015 | Reply

  33. And now it’s 2015 and she’s been granted a new trial. She’s out on bail. I saw her with her kids at at the park a few weeks ago, great mother to them, not so much Andrew. RIP little man. She’ll never hurt you again.

    Comment by L. Ro | January 14, 2015 | Reply

  34. Much of the nation believes her because of 20/20 and an article posted in Texas Monthly but a lot of the locals aren’t buying her BS.

    Comment by L. Ro | January 14, 2015 | Reply

  35. I totally agree. Hannah Overton is responsible for Andrew’s death and her defense was to make Andrew out to be an out of control, poorly behaved little monster. I was in foster care for years and I can assure you that her claims of loving Andrew like her own child are ludicrous. Andrew wasn’t behaving so poorly before moving in with the Overton’s or she certainly would not have wanted his constant chaotic behavior in her household. Andrew only started acting out once he moved there…that didn’t hapoen for no reason.
    Andrew was in fine health, no mention in doctor reports of eating disorders or over consumption/desire for food. The doctor gives the go ahead for adoption, clean bill of health…six months later he’s dead? If Andrew became hard to handle it’s because Hannah Overton emotionally and physically abused him to the point of killing him. Secondary cause of death trauma to his that why they burnt his sheets? They wanted to destroy evidence. Her supporters are so naive and base the majority of their “evidence” on her and Larry’s word alone. Where is Andrew’s advocate? I believe she and her biological children made life difficult for Andrew. A camera in his room, which eldest son claimed “we watched” to make sure Andrew “wasn’t being bad. That tells me that Hannah made her own children very aware of Andrew’s “problems” and created an atmosphere of Andrew vs. the Overton’s. He likely already felt incredibly betrayed simply because of his circumstances to that point…of course he would “act out” when he’s being emotionally abused. How else would he react? He was four, he couldn’t very well tell them to stop manipulating his emotions. I pity the gullible, naive supporters who claim the Overton’s “seem so nice”. It’s a shame that his previous foster mother couldn’t have kept him…if she had he would still be alive and thriving. One day Andrew will have justice. What is done in the dark will be brought into the light, Hannah.

    Comment by Kinsey | January 25, 2015 | Reply

  36. I just watched the rerun of 20/20. I have always wondered why she took Andrew to begin with since she already had a big family. I assume it was for the money. Sad and tragic story. I still don’t understand why so many believed she was innocent.

    Comment by Erin | December 2, 2016 | Reply

  37. I still feel in my very guy instinct she got away with child abuse and murder.

    Comment by Christa | August 31, 2018 | Reply

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