Tag Archives: Washington

Aaron Norman

clmccracken   January 9, 2015   Comments Off on Aaron Norman

Aaron Norman, age 10, died of untreated juvenile diabetes after a beating intended to heal him. His parents, Bobbie and Judith Norman, who were members of a new religious movement known as the No-Name Fellowship or Champaign-Urbana Ministries, believed in faith healing and failed to seek medical assistance for him. Aaron was homeschooled. Bob Norman was convicted of first-degree manslaughter…. Read more »

4 Children of Sylvia and Michael Wenger

clmccracken   December 4, 2014   Comments Off on 4 Children of Sylvia and Michael Wenger

Four children—Richard Felsch (right), b. 1988; his twin sisters, b. 1987; and an unrelated boy, b. 1995—were imprisoned and physically and sexually abused by Sylvia and Michael Wenger (left), their adoptive parents. The children were homeschooled. It is unknown whether the Wengers’ biological children were also abused. Three of the children were placed with the Wengers in 1996 after they… Read more »

2 children of Sandra and Jeffrey Weller, and 4 siblings

clmccracken   September 1, 2014   Comments Off on 2 children of Sandra and Jeffrey Weller, and 4 siblings

16-year-old twins, a boy and a girl, were beaten, imprisoned, and starved by their adoptive mother Sandra Weller and their stepfather Jeffrey Weller. The twins were pulled out of school to be homeschooled after school officials reported suspicions of abuse. Despite the abuse, the twins “participated weekly in home-school social events outside the home,” according to the Wellers’ lawyer. The… Read more »

Jesse and Deonna Briggs

clmccracken   March 23, 2014   Comments Off on Jesse and Deonna Briggs

Jesse Briggs, age 10, and his sister Deonna, age 7, were murdered by their parents, Thomas and Dawn Briggs, while on vacation in Oregon. The children were poisoned, then their bodies were returned to the family’s Washington home, where Dawn also died of poisoning and Thomas shot himself to death. The Briggses belonged to the Church of God, a now-defunct… Read more »

Conrad and Ricky Morales

rachel   February 15, 2014   Comments Off on Conrad and Ricky Morales

On December 25, 2005, Raul and Cathy Sarinana stomped, kicked, and tortured their 11-year-old nephew, Ricky Morales, resulting in his death. Police found the body of Ricky’s 13-year-old brother, Conrad Morales, encased in concrete in a trashcan outside the home. Raul admitted to causing his death as well. In 2004, with their mother in and out of jail on various… Read more »

Child by Malcolm Fraser

rachel   January 10, 2014   Comments Off on Child by Malcolm Fraser

Malcolm Fraser, assistant pastor of a Sound Doctrine Church in Enumclaw, Washington, ordered a family in his church to allow him to move in with them. He lived with the family until they moved to a smaller house and then left the church entirely. During his time living in the home, Fraser raped and molested the family’s 11-year-old daughter. He visited the… Read more »

Christopher Forder

rachel   June 5, 2013   Comments Off on Christopher Forder

Kimberly Ann Forder called 911 after her 8 year old underweight adopted son, Christopher Forder, died on the bedroom floor of untreated pneumonia in circumstances that a local sheriff called “sheer torture.” The boy’s body was found to be covered with bruises. The family, which homeschooled and home-churched, claimed to be practicing faith healing, that their religious beliefs did not… Read more »

Child of Rebecca Long and Jon Pomeroy

rachel   May 7, 2013   Comments Off on Child of Rebecca Long and Jon Pomeroy

Rebecca Long, 44, and Jon Pomeroy, 43, have been charged with first-degree and second-degree criminal mistreatment in what the local sheriff’s investigators called “the worst case of child abuse they had ever seen.” A 14 year old girl, Pomeroy’s biological daughter and Long’s stepdaughter, was deprived of food and water for years, and weighed less than 40 pounds, her growth… Read more »

5 Children of Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock

Jeffrey and Rebecca Trebilcock systematically starved their five adopted children, one boy and four girls, all between the ages of 10 and 13. The abuse came to light when the boy, 13, was admitted to the emergency room too weak to stand. After years of malnutrition and food deprivation, he was the size of a seven year old. The couple’s four biological… Read more »