Child hit by dump truck

Child hit by dump truck

There are 561 comments on the The Elizabethton Star story from Oct 11, 2012, titled Child hit by dump truck. In it, The Elizabethton Star reports that:

The Elizabethton Police Department, Elizabethton Fire Department and Carter County Rescue Squad were called to the intersection at 1:20 p.m. Thursday.

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still pissed

United States

#504 Nov 3, 2012
Who cares if she does??? She didnt care enough to watch her own son the shes doesnt deserve to live...
hmmmm

United States

#505 Nov 4, 2012
And who are you to make that judgement>?God?
still pissed

United States

#506 Nov 4, 2012
No, im not God. But i am however someone that personally knows her and her lowlife, p.o.s bf that would rather have a line of coke then to make sure her kids had food on the table or clothes on their backs. And that is not judging at all. That is something ive witnessed with my own eyes. I can tell you with 100% confidence that the people on here defending her are family members or herself behind a name. She knows and God knows what happened. But i wouldnt care to bet that the people posting that they know what happened is the truth too. She deserves every bit of punishment she gets.
rumor

Jonesborough, TN

#507 Nov 4, 2012
If you knew what was going on, why didn't you report it? Not to mention, one kid is still living like that. If you have seen it, you are almost as guilty as she is for not reporting her.
Sweetpea

Elizabethton, TN

#508 Nov 4, 2012
I agree with you rumor!! If still pissed knew of these conditions why didn't she report it. To know and do nothing to help these children. Is terrible.
our time

Kingsport, TN

#509 Nov 5, 2012
Oh, it doesn't take a genius to know drug problems are surrounding this nut of a mother.
This county is full of addicts, although you'll find few that will parade a child at the worst intersections in Eliz.
The CPS, I'm sure, knows the condition of this home and the mother's problems. If the state can leave another child in the care of this careless mother...I'm surprised.
One child was taken from this earth too early, hopefully another child will not fall victim to such drug induced behavior that leads to another accident.
still pissed

United States

#510 Nov 5, 2012
Did you not read earlier posts?? DCS has been called NUMEROUS times and not one thing has been done. She wasnt even supposed to be alone with the kids period. So no i am NOT just as guilty as she is. I called one time on her becausr i found Joshua outside at 2 in the morning by himself. So dont dare say that i am to blame as well.. You DONT know the whole story. I DO..
well

Gaffney, SC

#511 Nov 5, 2012
sitting on the sidelines wrote:
I see you all are still keeping this going.I want to say something here,and contrary to popular BELIEF,I dont say mean things about topix such as this one,as some of you people DO.Just think for a moment.I also assure you that i know NOT these people.Ok,Say this stuff is all true.Some of it is,as we know,You say,"Just look up her name Google it"Ok,i did.I seen some of the things she has done.Ok? Ok,now say somewhere down the line,she reads this stuff,(as i am sure that she has heard about it by now)and say,she has an attack of so much guilt,a burden she just cant simply bare.How are you going to feel if you hear one day,that she has took her own life.How will you you all feel then?Maybe one day,the little girl will read this,or maybe the dad,and see all the people who judged her.Because i assure you ALL,WE will all stand before God,and give an account.God said it,and i Believe it.How bout you?
Well, I do believe as a mother, that my child had even a hair on their head hurt, due to my negligence......yes I most certainly would take my own life! NO PITTY FOR HER HERE.....maybe someone else like yourself can show her how wonderful she is. Personally, what goes around comes around...the bible says it I believe it!(you reap what you sow) in case you were not able to comprehend what the bible says in lamens terms!
hmmmm

United States

#512 Nov 5, 2012
In Laymen's terms...It also says...judge not,lest ye be judged..Vengence is mine saith the Lord,I will repay.......ever read that??
over

Chesterfield, SC

#513 Nov 5, 2012
well i guess everthing is ok with her it has been how long nothing has not been done
well

Gaffney, SC

#514 Nov 5, 2012
Absolutely right over. yet hmmm is a bible scholar so Im sure it will so on the plaintiff side.
mommy of angels

Johnson City, TN

#515 Nov 6, 2012
its not over, the truth will come out i dont know her personally but have talked to her alot about the situation the cops wont tell her anything either. im sure they are still gettin evidence together and im sure as soon as his autopsy comes back she will be gone. my opinion she needs to be i have a new baby and do believe at worst case scenerio if i had no other choice than to cross that road my 4 year old wouldve been in my arms dare i be on facebook EVERDAY since, but thats just me and im just sayin. people if your going to make kids raise them right take care of them and treasure every moment with them. they are PRICELESS i know no amount of money drugs sex men anything could take place of my kids time for people to get priorities straight and be parents.
Yep

Johnson City, TN

#516 Nov 13, 2012
http://www.starhq.com/mother-faces-first-degr...

Please tell us more about how it wasn't her fault?
Justice

Johnson City, TN

#517 Nov 13, 2012
The mother was just indicted for first degree murder and aggravated child neglect.
Tiffani Holston, the mother of a 4-year-old killed Oct. 11 when he was struck by a dump truck while crossing the street, has been indicted by the Carter County grand jury on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated child neglect.

Joshua Holston died of injuries after he was struck by the dump truck driven by Terry Kyte of Bristol. The boy was with his mother and another child at the intersection of Broad Street and Lynn Avenue.

Firefighters, emergency responders and bystanders all made efforts to save the life of the boy, but he was pronounced dead at Sycamore Shoals Hospital.

In an interview with the Elizabethton STAR published Oct 14, Tiffani Holston said,“He didn’t get to grow up. He didn’t even get to start school or play T-ball.”

She called her son a “one-of-a-kind” boy.

The grand jury returned two true bills against Tiffani Holston Nov. 13. The first, the charge of first-degree murder, says the mother “did commit the offense of first-degree murder by killing Joshua Christopher Holston in the perpetration of aggravated child neglect.”

In the charge of aggravated child neglect, the grand jury’s true bill says the mother “did commit the offense … by knowingly, other than by accidental means, treating Joshua Christopher Holston … in such a manner that resulted in serious bodily injury; Class E Felony.”

The Elizabethton STAR will continue to update this story online and in the print edition.

mommy of angels

Johnson City, TN

#518 Nov 13, 2012
told u she would get what she deserves lil baby isnt here with us and she gets to be but i hope she thinks anout it everyday oviously she done something th cameras showed rip joshua
really

United States

#519 Nov 13, 2012
Just like I said previously, tiffani is responsible for the murder of josh, altho he is in a much better place now, justice will be done as she's going down with charges of 1st degree murder and aggravated child neglect and I hope they fry her ass!! Everything that has come out of her since that day has been nothing but HELLATIOUS LIES!!!!!!!!!! And anyone who still believes her lies is the biggest idiot EVER!! Oh yea she's really is "mother of the year".......NOT! More like shittiest egg contributor EVER cause she doesn't even deserve to be called a mother as she was NEVER a mother to josh, nor did she ever love him OR take care of him. As was stated before, she was NOWHERE near josh at the time he was run over and she didn't even know anything had happened until after the fact when people started causing a commotion!! And that's not heresay because I saw all of this with my OWN EYES!!!! She is the most despicable human being I have ever seen!! She should burn in hell for what she did!!

As far as the driver, terry kyte, he is ABSOLUTELY 100% NOT RESPONSIBLE IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER!!!! Citizens, he needs our constant prayers as every day is probably a struggle for him and I hope that the charges revealed today will reassure him that he was truly in the wrong place at the wrong time and only a victim of tiffani's heartless negligence and drug abuse!
Kill Bill

Natural Bridge, VA

#520 Nov 13, 2012
So sad....
I am in no way taking up for the mother in this but don't you think 1st degree murder is a little much? I mean, unless the video shows her pushing him out in front of that truck...which I doubt it does. Again, I am not agreeing with her actions by any means. I'm just wondering what kind of evidence they have to justify charging her with 1st degree murder. She should receive jail time due to her negligence. Still praying for the family and anyone who may have been affected by this awful tragedy!
OldTennGranny

Johnson City, TN

#521 Nov 13, 2012
Kill Bill wrote:
I'm just wondering what kind of evidence they have to justify charging her with 1st degree murder.
I wonder about that too.
meto

Bluff City, TN

#522 Nov 13, 2012
Kill Bill wrote:
So sad....
I am in no way taking up for the mother in this but don't you think 1st degree murder is a little much? I mean, unless the video shows her pushing him out in front of that truck...which I doubt it does. Again, I am not agreeing with her actions by any means. I'm just wondering what kind of evidence they have to justify charging her with 1st degree murder. She should receive jail time due to her negligence. Still praying for the family and anyone who may have been affected by this awful tragedy!
You are surely kidding...here is why she had her son out in traffic at a busy intersection that child didn't ask to be there with no one to protect it and that child dose not know if it runs out in front of a car that it will be killed but she does and what was she doing that she didn't protect her child who didn't know any better? I will answer that NOTHING. She did nothing to protect the little fellow and she should be in jail....maybe someone else can raise the other one and it might have a chance.....All I am saying YES justice was served today for the little boy...I hope they lock her up and throw away the key.....call me mean but I have no sympathy for her....
meto

Bluff City, TN

#523 Nov 13, 2012
OldTennGranny wrote:
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I wonder about that too.
I think that Walgreens or the bank one has a video camera on them and I would bet the drug test didn't help the matter either...

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