Tag Archives: 2009

Child of Tai-Ling Gigliotti

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Tai-Ling Gigliotti, an accomplished musician who was employed in a local orchestra, adopted her biological nephew from Taiwan when he was four years old. In 2007, she removed him from school, telling school officials she planned to homeschool him. Whether she followed this with the proper paperwork for her state is unclear. Two years later, at age 16, the boy… Read more »

Jeanette Marie Maples

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Jeannette Marie Maples was 16 when paramedics arrived at her home to find her dead. A Department of Human Services worker described the girl’s death as “horrific” and her mother, Angela Darlene McAnulty, and stepfather, Richard Anthony, were both subsequently charged with aggravated murder. Jeannette had attended school until she graduated from 8th grade in June 2008. Her teachers had been concerned by… Read more »

Child of Rhonda Renee Johnson

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Rhonda Renee Johnson, 37, was arrested after she allegedly sprayed her 12 year old son’s eyes with cleaning fluid and locked him out of their apartment. Police found the boy after a neighbor called them to report that the boy wandered around his apartment complex rather than being in school. The boy told police that he was homeschooled, and that his… Read more »

Christian Choate

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After abuse concerns were raised at his school, Christian Choate’s parents removed him from school and told neighbors that they were homeschooling him. He was kept inside a locked dog cage and was routinely kicked and beaten by his parents. Sometimes Christian’s parents chained his hands to the top of his cage. As his health deteriorated, he lost control of… Read more »

Nathaniel Michael Craver

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Nathaniel Craver, who was adopted from Russia along with his twin sister, was hospitalized at age seven for physical injuries suffered at the hands of his parents, Michael J. Craver and Nanette L. Craver. Nathaniel died not long thereafter, having suffered irreparable brain injury. Nathaniel and his sister were homeschooled and the family lived in Pennsylvania. After Nathaniel’s death, his sister was… Read more »