Dead because her friends didn't call 911
Former cheerleader, 20, died of asthma attack 'after her friends did nothing to help, then dumped her lifeless body outside a vacant trailer'
A 20-year-old Georgia woman has died from an apparent asthma attack, and according to sheriff’s deputies, her friends did nothing to help beyond dumping her body on the side of a road. Taylor Smith was found dead in Jasper near a vacant mobile home just down the road from the county jail. One man has since been jailed in connection to the case, and three others are facing possible charges.
Posted by Jill Fallon at September 4, 2013 11:47 AM
According to investigators, Smith was spending time with some friends over the weekend when she suffered an asthma attack, the station WSB-TV reported.
Instead of seeking medical help for the 20-year-old, Pickens County sheriff’s officials say the people she was with attempted to revive her with a cold shower and the next morning dumped her lifeless body off Robin Lane.
'As a mother, I'm angry. I'm so angry that they treated her the way they did,' said Tanya Smith, Taylor's mother.
Mrs Smith, who serves as a lieutenant with the Holly Springs Police Department, told the station that her daughter, a former cheerleader at Creekside High School, had wanted to experience ‘everything’ before settling into a 'normal life.'
Taylor had suffered from asthma her entire life, and her grieving mother said that had her friends truly cared about her, they could have saved her by taking her to a hospital or calling 911.
'She didn't deserve just to be dumped on the side of the road, just because they didn't know what else to do,' Tanya Smith said.