Category Archives: Fatality

Simonne Say

clmccracken   January 28, 2016   Comments Off on Simonne Say

Simonne Say, age 17, died as part of a suicide pact with her mother, Elizabeth Genthner (pictured). Simonne, who went by Sammi, was homeschooled. Genthner “had a history of mental illness, drug-related arrests, and alcohol abuse.” Simonne was removed from Genthner’s home in 2001 due to felony child neglect, but reunited with her in 2002. In the early 2010s, Genthner… Read more »

Shaun Tara and 5 siblings

clmccracken   December 22, 2015   Comments Off on Shaun Tara and 5 siblings

Shaun Tara, age 6, and his 3-year-old sister Delylah Tara, were murdered by their relative, Tami Joy Huntsman, and 17-year-old Gonzalo Curiel (a statutorily nonconsenting minor who lived with her). Huntsman and Curiel also tortured Shaun’s 9-year-old sister F.T. Huntsman’s 15-year-old son and 12-year-old twins also lived with them. At the time of his death, Shaun was enrolled in Monterey… Read more »

2 Children of Bruce and Deborah Leonard

clmccracken   December 21, 2015   Comments Off on 2 Children of Bruce and Deborah Leonard

Top row: Tiffanie Irwin, Traci Irwin, Joseph Irwin, Daniel Irwin Middle row: Bruce Leonard, Deborah Leonard, Sarah Ferguson Bottom row: Linda Morey, David Morey Lucas Leonard, age 19, was beaten to death by a gang that included his parents, Bruce and Deborah Leonard, his half-sister, Sarah Ferguson, and several other members of the Word of Life Church in New Hartford,… Read more »

Janiya Thomas

clmccracken   December 3, 2015   Comments Off on Janiya Thomas

Janiya Thomas, age 10, was imprisoned, starved, tortured, and murdered by her mother, Keishanna Thomas, in January or February 2015. Janiya last attended school in May 2013; Thomas subsequently pulled her out of school to homeschool her. When Janiya missed her yearly evaluation, Thomas told the school Janiya was staying with relatives out of state. Thomas’s other school-age children, ages… Read more »

Adrian Jones, and 7 siblings

clmccracken   December 3, 2015   Comments Off on Adrian Jones, and 7 siblings

Authorities believe Adrian Jones, age 7, was murdered by his father, Michael A. Jones, and his stepmother Heather Jones. Heather Jones homeschooled Adrian and his 7 sisters (ages 11 to 1). Adrian and two girls were Michael’s children from previous relationships, while the other four girls were Michael and Heather’s biological children together. Former babysitters of the family have reported… Read more »

Jacob Davidoff

clmccracken   October 19, 2015   Comments Off on Jacob Davidoff

Jacob Davidoff, age 17, was shot to death by his mother, Dianne Michelle Davidoff. Jacob had health problems which prevented him from attending school, so he was homeschooled. Davidoff had a history of mental illness and serious financial problems; she and Jacob were in the process of moving out of their foreclosed home when she shot him. Davidoff was charged… Read more »

7 Children of David and April Bever

clmccracken   July 25, 2015   Comments Off on 7 Children of David and April Bever

Daniel (age 12), Christopher (7), and Victoria Bever (5) were stabbed to death, allegedly by their older brothers, Robert (age 18) and Michael Bever (age 16). The children’s parents, David and April Bever, were also killed, and their sister Crystal (age 13) was injured but survived. Their 2-year-old sister Autumn was not harmed. The children were “home schooled and kept… Read more »

Isaiah Torres

clmccracken   April 10, 2015   Comments Off on Isaiah Torres

Maurice Isaiah Torres, age 6, who went by Isaiah, was beaten and raped to death by his parents, Mauricio Alejandro Torres and Cathy Lynn Torres. Isaiah, his twin sister, and their 8-year-old sister were homeschooled. Isaiah had been pulled from school following an abuse investigation. Isaiah had previously been treated at a hospital for chemical burns and he had an… Read more »

Sarah, Chris, Rebecca, and Daniel Smith

clmccracken   April 6, 2015   Comments Off on Sarah, Chris, Rebecca, and Daniel Smith

Sarah Richardson (b. 1988, left) and her brother Chris Smith (b. 1990, second from left) were physically abused by their stepfather, TV hypnotist Martin Smith, who also subjected Sarah to systematic sexual abuse for a decade. Their mother, child services employee Lianne Smith, knew about the abuse but did nothing. After Sarah reported the abuse to the police and Martin… Read more »

Austin, Luke, and Cecilia Riggi

clmccracken   April 6, 2015   Comments Off on Austin, Luke, and Cecilia Riggi

Twins Augustino “Austin” and Gianluca “Luke” Riggi, age 8, and their 5-year-old sister Cecilia, were murdered by their mother, Theresa Riggi. The children were homeschooled. The children’s father, Pasquale Riggi, was an oil company employee; the Riggis, though American, had lived in Scotland for 13 years. The children were born through IVF and Theresa was extremely possessive of them, insisting… Read more »