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 subsequently withdrew the boys from school and began homeschooling them. When they did not complete their schoolwork to her satisfaction, she would deny them food or force them to kneel with their hands over their heads for long periods of time. Social workers found the boys when responding to an abuse tip in 2002. By this time, the two boys, then 9 and 10, had been nearly starved to death.
Date: August, 2002
Location: Missouri City, Texas
|Barbara Dean BALDWIN, Appellant, v. STATE of Texas, Appellee||02/07/2008|