Mom is JAILED for killing her 4-year-old daughter by feeding her diet of Mountain Dew as her teeth rot away


A mother was jailed after admitting to killing her four-year-old daughter by feeding her a diet of baby bottles filled with Mountain Dew.

Tamara Banks was sentenced to up to 13 and a half years in prison this week after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter over the death of her daughter Karmity Hoeb in January 2022.

The little girl passed away in hospital after suffering complications related to diabetes, as a prosecutor described it as ‘one of the most tragic cases I have ever encountered.’

Her teeth had rotted away by the time she died.

The little girl’s father, Christopher Hoeb, 53, also pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and is set to be sentenced on June 11.


Banks pleaded guilty in March, after prosecutors indicted both her and Karmity’s father with a number of charges including murder and child endangerment.

Their guilty pleas on involuntary manslaughter meant the other charges were dropped.

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Days before her death, prosecutors said Karmity suffered from a ‘serious medical issue’, but her parents failed to call for help or take her to an emergency room. 

Her symptoms deteriorated until she turned blue and stopped breathing, and only then did Banks call 911. Medics were able to briefly revive her, but scans found she was brain dead. 

Karmity’s cause of death was listed as diabetic ketoacidosis which spread to her brain, with prosecutors condemning Banks and Hoeb as her death could have been prevented if they helped her untreated diabetes. 

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