Tag Archives: Texas

Son of Christopher and Trina Pope, and 8 siblings

clmccracken   September 3, 2014   Comments Off on Son of Christopher and Trina Pope, and 8 siblings

An 8-year-old boy was starved and chained to a bed for a year by his parents, Christopher Shawn Pope and Trina Pope. The boy’s grandmother, Wanda Zavala, knew about the abuse but did nothing because she believed he “was possessed with evil spirits.” The boy’s 7 siblings (ages 10, 9, 6, 4, 3, 20 months and 8 months; Trina Pope… Read more »

2 Children by Barbara Dean Baldwin and Tommy Lee Baldwin

rachel   September 1, 2014   Comments Off on 2 Children by Barbara Dean Baldwin and Tommy Lee Baldwin

Two boys, ages 10 and 9, were imprisoned and starved by their great-aunt Barbara Dean Baldwin and her husband Tommy Lee Baldwin. The boys were forced to live in a hot, windowless garage and were not allowed into the house to use the toilet or bathe. They were punished for making errors in their school work “by being denied food,… Read more »

2 boys by Barbara and Tommy Baldwin

clmccracken   August 29, 2014   Comments Off on 2 boys by Barbara and Tommy Baldwin

From 1998 to 2002, Barbara and Tommy Baldwin cared for their two grand-nephews. They were forced to live in the garage and had their food restricted to the extent that they began eating dog food and garbage. The boys had originally attended school, but Barbara restricted their food intake and sent them without lunch and they began taking food from their classmates. Barbara… Read more »

Anna Farmer

clmccracken   June 1, 2014   Comments Off on Anna Farmer

Anna Nicole Farmer, 12, was tortured, starved, and beaten to death by her stepfather, James Kevin Yost. Her mother, Bridget Nicole Farmer, knew about the abuse and did nothing. Anna was homeschooled and was singled out for abuse—Bridget Farmer’s other three children (ages 9, 8, and 20 mo.) were not abused. Yost kept Anna locked in her room so that… Read more »

3 children by Iliana, Rogelio, and Tim Archuleta

clmccracken   May 20, 2014   Comments Off on 3 children by Iliana, Rogelio, and Tim Archuleta

10-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, and their 8-year-old brother, were tortured, imprisoned, and starved by their adoptive mother, Iliana Archuleta, and her brother-in-law Rogelio Archuleta (center). The children’s adoptive father, Tim Archuleta (right), knew about the abuse but did nothing to stop it. The Archuletas’ two biological children, a 13-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, lived in the… Read more »

Lauren Kavanaugh, and 5 siblings

clmccracken   March 23, 2014   Comments Off on Lauren Kavanaugh, and 5 siblings

Lauren Kavanaugh, also known as Lauren Calhoun, was freed at age 8 from a six-year imprisonment in a closet where she was systematically tortured, raped, and starved by her mother and stepfather, Barbara and Kenneth Atkinson. The Atkinsons’ other children, who ranged in age from 22 months to 10 years, were also neglected; they did not know how to use… Read more »

Luis Frank Moreno

clmccracken   March 4, 2014   Comments Off on Luis Frank Moreno

Luis [or Louis] Moreno, who went by Franky, was 5 years old when he was shot and killed by his father, Roland Ramirez Moreno. Moreno also killed his pregnant wife, Maria Burton Moreno, and himself. Franky was homeschooled. Newspapers reported that the Morenos were a seemingly happy churchgoing family. However, Moreno had allegedly been blacklisted by the leadership of his church,… Read more »

Mallory Anne Evans

clmccracken   March 3, 2014   Comments Off on Mallory Anne Evans

Mallory Evans, age 15, was shot to death by her brother, Jacob Evans. Jake also shot and killed their mother, Jami Evans. Mallory had been homeschooled since January 2010, and Jake had been homeschooled since January 2012. Jake was charged with capital murder and is currently awaiting trial. Date: October 4, 2012 Location: Aledo, Texas

Lisa Gooding

clmccracken   February 15, 2014   Comments Off on Lisa Gooding

In 1991, Melissa Gooding kidnapped her 2-year-old daughter, Lisa Gooding. Melissa’s parents accompanied the mother and daughter, and Lisa grew up in the company of her mother and grandparents. The family adopted assumed names and moved every few years (they lived in Illinois, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Utah before settling in Texas). Lisa was homeschooled and was never left alone… Read more »

Jessyca Mullenberg

rachel   November 26, 2013   Comments Off on Jessyca Mullenberg

13-year-old Jessyca Mullenberg was kidnapped from her father’s home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, by her writing teacher, Steven Oliver, on September 16, 1995. Oliver and Jessyca drove to Kansas City, Missouri, and then flew to Houston, Texas. Oliver took Jessyca from motel to motel, presenting himself as her father and physically, sexually, and mentally abusing her. Oliver bought homeschool books… Read more »