Tag Archives: Florida

Children of Kelleen Murray-Auguste

clmccracken   September 10, 2014   Comments Off on Children of Kelleen Murray-Auguste

A 10-year-old boy was starved by his mother, Kelleen Deon Murray-Auguste. One of the boy’s eight siblings, a 9-year-old girl, was also 20 percent below her normal body weight. The children were homeschooled. When the boy was rescued, he weighed 35 lbs. and was “extremely dirty, filthy, hair was matted”. The abuse came to light when the boy escaped from… Read more »

Children of Samuel Thomas Patrick and Debra Lynn Patrick

rachel   August 30, 2014   Comments Off on Children of Samuel Thomas Patrick and Debra Lynn Patrick

Samuel Thomas Patrick fathered 9 children with his sister, Debra Lynn Patrick (pictured), and 4 grandchildren with his adolescent daughters. All 13 children were homebirthed and homeschooled. The abuse came to light when workers at the cemetery where Samuel and Debra’s 8-month-old son Joshua had been buried in 1990 discovered that his coffin had been replaced by an empty styrofoam… Read more »

2 children of Arthur and Lori Allain

clmccracken   June 3, 2014   Comments Off on 2 children of Arthur and Lori Allain

Arthur Thomas “Tommy” Allain, Jr. and Lori Allain starved and imprisoned their foster daughter, age 10, and physically abused her half-brother John Edwards Jr., age 14. The girl also described being sexually assaulted by her foster father and one of the Allains’ six biological children; however, no charges were filed. Edwards and his sister were removed from their biological mother… Read more »

2 children by Albert and Nancy Cusson

clmccracken   May 14, 2014   Comments Off on 2 children by Albert and Nancy Cusson

A 13-year-old boy was tortured, beaten, and starved by his grandfather, Albert Cusson, and Cusson’s wife Nancy. A 9-year-old girl who lived with the family was also tortured. The boy was homeschooled. As punishment for poor performance on his schoolwork, he was forced to kneel in a stress position for 10 days straight and was beaten if he moved. The… Read more »

8 children of Jamie Marie Hicks and Vernon Courtney Lovell

clmccracken   March 29, 2014   Comments Off on 8 children of Jamie Marie Hicks and Vernon Courtney Lovell

Twin 16-year-old boys were starved, beaten, and tortured by their mother, Jamie Marie Hicks. The abuse was discovered when two of Hicks’ children ran away from home and reported abuse to officials. The children’s stepfather of thirteen years, Vernon Courtney Lovell, knew about the abuse but did nothing to stop it. All the children were homeschooled, and Hicks often talked… Read more »

Son of Michael Marshall and Sharon Glass

clmccracken   March 23, 2014   Comments Off on Son of Michael Marshall and Sharon Glass

A 12-year-old boy, the son of Michael Marshall, was starved and imprisoned by his father and his father’s girlfriend, Sharon Glass, reportedly for stealing food. Two other children, Marshall’s 10-year-old daughter and Glass’s 5-year-old son, also lived in the home. The abuse began in 2009 when Glass moved in with Marshall. Glass’s ex-husband, Tony Glass, called child protective services 12… Read more »

Shane Graham and 10 Siblings

clmccracken   January 11, 2014   Comments Off on Shane Graham and 10 Siblings

Shane Graham, age 11, disappeared in 1999 or 2000. He had autism, Down’s Syndrome, and sickle-cell anemia. His adoptive mother, Judith Leekin, is believed to have murdered him and buried him in the yard of one of her houses, although his body has not been found. Leekin also abused 10 other adopted special needs children. Leekin adopted eleven times between 1988 and 1996… Read more »

Child of Steven and Mikelann Renwick

rachel   July 16, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Steven and Mikelann Renwick

A year and a half after Steven and Mikelann Renwick adopted their 6 year old son, he was admitted to the hospital with severe injuries to his head, legs, and body. The boy had been only allowed in the house for meals. He was forced to sleep in the laundry room with the dogs and was locked in the family’s… Read more »

Child of Tai-Ling Gigliotti

rachel   July 16, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Tai-Ling Gigliotti

Tai-Ling Gigliotti, an accomplished musician who was employed in a local orchestra, adopted her biological nephew from Taiwan when he was four years old. In 2007, she removed him from school, telling school officials she planned to homeschool him. Whether she followed this with the proper paperwork for her state is unclear. Two years later, at age 16, the boy… Read more »

Lucas Ciambrone

rachel   June 4, 2013   Comments Off on Lucas Ciambrone

7 year old Lucas Ciambrone was forced to sleep in a bathroom with neither towels, toilet paper, or light bulbs. He was fed via a bucket, was thrown to the floor, kicked in the genitals, punched, and had his head held under water. His ears were nearly torn from his body. According to a medical examiner, the blow that ended… Read more »