Tag Archives: Louisiana

Gypsy Blancharde

Gypsy Rose Blancharde, born in 1991, was starved and medically abused by her mother, Clauddine ‘Dee Dee’ Blanchard (aka Clauddinnea Blancharde), who is believed to have had Munchausen by proxy syndrome. Gypsy was homeschooled. Blanchard kept Gypsy’s head shaved to make her appear sick. She forced Gypsy to take seizure medications which made her teeth fall out. She kept her… Read more »

Grayson Bell

clmccracken   November 18, 2014   Comments Off on Grayson Bell

Grayson Bell, age 11, who went by ‘Blayne’, was physically abused by his father, Ernest W. Bell III, and his stepmother Kristen M. Downs. Blayne had been removed from school in 2012 to be homeschooled, although Bell and Downs “never followed the appropriate program nor registered the home schooling with the state for approval.” The abuse came to light when… Read more »

M. L. Lloyd III

rachel   June 12, 2014   Comments Off on M. L. Lloyd III

8-year-old M. L. Lloyd III’s official cause of death was “asphyxia due to neck compression.” His body was covered with bruises indicating a severe beating, and officials were concerned that he may have been┬ádead for several hours before being brought to the hospital. Lloyd’s┬ámother and stepfather, Tonya and Errol Victor, claim that the boy died of a severe asthma attack…. Read more »

Child of Daniel Ballard

rachel   January 10, 2014   Comments Off on Child of Daniel Ballard

When police went to a trailer park in Louisiana to evict Daniel Ballard, they found a malnourished 14-year-old boy who weighed only 60 pounds and had untreated infected injuries on his arms and foot. The trailer’s conditions were filthy, and had no food or running water. Ballard claimed he was homeschooling the boy, who was his son. Both Ballard and… Read more »

Sadie Plum, Luke Hayden, and Jessica Gutweiler

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on Sadie Plum, Luke Hayden, and Jessica Gutweiler

Amanda Gutweiler Hypes (later Kelley) left her three homeschooled children, Sadie, 10, Luke, 6, and Jessica, 3, home alone while she ran an errand. When she returned, the three had perished in a house fire. Kelley was originally accused of arson and was convicted in 2002 of three counts of first-degree murder. However, this conviction was thrown out in 2006… Read more »