An Arizona mother accused of molesting adoptive children in her beloved YouTube channel has died, police said.
Machelle Hobson died Tuesday at around 10 am in a hospital in Scottsdale Maricopa Police Department said. He had no additional details about Hobson's death.
Hobson's YouTube channel "Fantastic Adventures" was a salutary family comedy that attracted nearly 800,000 subscribers and has garnered more than 240 million hits.
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But according to police, Hobson underwent her seven adopted children terrible abuses at her home in Maricopa, including the punishment if they did not respond to her liking.
Hobson denied food and water to the teens, restricted access to the bathroom and beat and sprayed them ̵
Some of The Children told the investigators that they were not allowed to go to school for years because their mother wanted them to be home instead to make videos.
Following the abuse allegations, the YouTube channel was abruptly closed.
Hobson – married to Hackney but married to her maiden name – was arrested along with her two adult sons in Maricopa and charged with dozens of cases of child maltreatment. She did not plead guilty to the charges.
It was not clear what led to Hobson's death. According to the NBC subsidiary KPNX in Phoenix, Hobson had suffered a brain injury during his detention and was therefore classified as unfit for trial in August. According to KPNX, she was in a medical facility that was treated after the injury.
Lauren Reimer, a public information officer at the Sheriff's Office in Pinal County, confirmed that Hobson had "some extreme health problems she had to deal with" in her case Hospital transported. She did not provide any additional information, and a phone call to the Pinal County Procuratorate asking for more information about the circumstances of Hobson's death was not returned immediately.