Jeannette Marie Maples was 16 when paramedics arrived at her home to find her dead. A Department of Human Services worker described the girl’s death as “horrific” and her mother, Angela Darlene McAnulty, and stepfather, Richard Anthony, were both subsequently charged with aggravated murder. Jeannette had attended school until she graduated from 8th grade in June 2008. Her teachers had been concerned by her thin and withdrawn appearance, and had reported their suspicions to child protective services, who visited the family but were convinced by Angela that all was fine. After Jeannette finished 8th grade, Angela opted to homeschool her in order to limit her contact with those outside the home. Court documents said the girl’s death was caused by “neglect and maltreatment” and occurred “in the course of, or as a result of, intentional maiming and torture.” The family lived in Oregon.
Date: December 9, 2009
Location: Lane County, Oregon