Tag Archives: Michigan

Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry

clmccracken   March 26, 2015   Comments Off on Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry

Stoni Ann Blair (b. 2000) and Stephen Gage Berry (b. 2004) were murdered by their mother, Mitchelle Blair. The children, along with their older sister (b. 1998) and younger brother (b. 2007), were homeschooled. Both of the surviving children reported severe physical abuse, including beatings with wooden planks and extension cords. Blair told police she beat and scalded Stephen for… Read more »

Pridine Fru

clmccracken   February 17, 2015   Comments Off on Pridine Fru

Actress and talk-show host Pridine Fru (right) was imprisoned and physically and sexually abused by her adoptive parents, Joseph (seated) and Evelyn (left) Djoumessi, from the time she was illegally adopted at age 14 until she was rescued at age 17. During this time, she was forced to live in the Djoumessis’ basement and work as their slave, responsible for… Read more »

Children by Timothy and Karen Tolin

clmccracken   November 10, 2014   Comments Off on Children by Timothy and Karen Tolin

Three boys, ages 12, 14, and 19, with severe mental and physical disabilities, along with three disabled adults, were neglected by their adoptive parents, Timothy and Karen “Sue” Tolin. The children were homeschooled. The 19-year-old was autistic and legally blind and was imprisoned naked in a locked crib. There had been previous social services involvement regarding the children being educationally… Read more »

Charlie Bothuell V

clmccracken   September 30, 2014   Comments Off on Charlie Bothuell V

Charlie Bothuell V, age 12, was physically and emotionally abused by his father, Charlie Bothuell IV, and his stepmother, Monique Dillard-Bothuell. Dillard-Bothuell also imprisoned Charlie in the basement for eleven days without food. Dillard-Bothuell’s other two children, 4-year-old Charles Luc Bothuell and 10-month-old Lillian Monique Bothuell, were also neglected. Charlie was homeschooled. Charlie had lived with his father since 2012…. Read more »

2 children of Emily Miller

clmccracken   September 4, 2014   Comments Off on 2 children of Emily Miller

Two boys, ages 10 and 9, were removed from the custody of their adoptive mother, Emily Miller, after the younger boy—who had cerebral palsy—was found tied to a urine-filled bucket in the basement. Clad only in a t-shirt and tied by a dog leash, he had been there for at least a day. The older boy, who had learning disabilities,… Read more »

Ricky Holland

rachel   June 4, 2013   Comments Off on Ricky Holland

Lisa Holland struck her 7 year old adopted son Ricky in the head with a hammer and didn’t seek medical help while he slowly died. Lisa and her husband Tim dumped Ricky’s body in a swamp and said he had disappeared. Police found the body six months later, and Lisa and Tim were charged in his death and given long… Read more »

Calista Springer

Calista Springer was sixteen when she died when a fire swept through her family’s Michigan house and she was unable to free herself from her collar. Removed from school to be homeschooled three years earlier after teachers had become to make child abuse reports, Calista, who was adopted, spent her days chained to her bed by a dog collar while… Read more »