A 3-month-old baby boy suffered through an attack that left him with severe burns to his face and body. The torture that he was put through didn't stop there, he had also been beaten with multiple fractures found on his small body.
Jennifer San Marco was a postal worker in Goleta, California. She slaughtered seven other postal workers before killing herself on January 30th 2006. She had a history of bizarre behavior, and many people in her community
On August 15 at 9:45 am Anna Garcia´s neighbor, Doug Jung, contacted the police and informed them about Anna because he was worried about her. He told them that the previous morning he saw her walking her dog at around 6:00 am and that she was wearing a sweatshirt even though it was humid outside. After hearing from Doug, the 911 operators informed the local police and the EMT. Both the police and the EMT arrived at the crime scene at 9:56 am. The EMT declared that Ms. Garcia was dead and her autopsy was performed by Dr.King at 11:00 am. Ms. Garcia was five foot four inches and 165 pounds. She came from Hispanic heritage and was of age 38. Ms. Garcia was found surrounded by a pool of blood and there was an injury to the head. A table was by Ms. Garcia´s head and there were white pills lying by her as well. There were no signs of weapons and a pool of vomit was found at the crime scene. The police identified four possible suspects: Alex Garcia (Ms. Garcia´s ex-husband), Erica Piedmont (Alex´s new wife), Lucy Leffingwell (Ms, Garcia´s partner in business and best friend), and Doug Greene (Ms. Garcia´s neighbor and ex-boyfriend). There was a team working on finding out if any of the suspects were involved or not. The main problem/question was whether Ms.Garcia's death
She was married to Charles, better known as Charlo for eighteen years and has four children, Nicola aged eighteen, John Paul aged sixteen, Leanne aged twelve and Jack aged five and is thirty nine years of age herself. Her fifth child died during pregnancy, no thanks to the brutal attacks she experienced. She has become a widow, and before her husband’s death, was separated from him. Her father died of cancer. She has three sisters, one of which is dead and three brothers. Her mother is alive and well.
She was abducted from Burlington in 1991, again while being recorded, she was raped and tortured by ‘Ken and Barbie’. The next day she was strangled with an electrical cord and her body was dismembered and put into concrete blocks that were dumped in a river. She died on June 17 1991. Several weeks later a fisherman and his son found the concrete blocks that had been washed ashore and informed the police.
A child pageant star was found asphyxiated with craniocerebral trauma in the basement of her own house on the day after Christmas in 1996. Her name was JonBenet Ramsey; she was a six year old girl who lived with her mother, father and brother in Boulder City, Colorado. Her death shocked the public and the murderer has yet to be found. Many blame the mistakes the detectives made during the investigation and her case has gained more recent popularity due to the fact that it has been approximately twenty years since her unfortunate demise.
In the year 2010, 26-year-old Kenzie Houk was found murdered in her bed. Kenzie was shot in her head. Kenzie was also eight months pregnant when she was murdered (nydailynews.com). The person who found the body was her 4-year-old daughter. When the police officers arrived at the scene, they searched to see if anybody broke into the house. The police officers were unable to find any force entry. The police officers even thought it was a possibility that Kenzie ex-boyfriend could of committed the murder, but they were unable to connect him to the murder. Eventually, the police officers found out that the murderer was none other then the 11-year-old Jordan Anthony Brown.
I then proceeded to enter the residence and noticed a female was visibly upset and was crying. I identified the female as Mrs. Gloria Lipscomb Plato (Victim) and her daughters Marissa Dawn Plato (Victim) and Kara Plato. Mrs. Plato’s face was red and she had a cut on the inside of her bottom lip. Mrs. Plato’s neck and arms were also red. Mrs. Plato stated that
The short stories, "The Story of an Hour" and "A Pair of Silk Stockings" were both written in the 1800 's. The stories are both written by Kate Chopin, a female author. The period in which these stories were written gave impact on other female writers to produce stories too. The literary devices Chopin uses in both these stories show how educated female writers were at the time. The way the author, Kate Chopin, uses many literary devices in her works, "The Story of an Hour" and "A Pair of Silk Stockings", such as location, imagery and characterization.
The woman, Sandra Bland, age twenty-eight, was arrested on July tenth. She had spent most of the weekend in the Waller County jail, and she was found dead, hanged in her cell on Monday. Sandra Bland’s death was ruled to be a suicide, but Sandra Bland’s family does find that to be true.
This story is not a typical one when it comes to the topic of child abuse. Most people would think that they would hear about starvation, or beatings, or sexual molestation. But child abuse is harming a child whether it be mentally or physically and forcing a child to live with something like this can be severely mentally damaging. (Hopper)
Unfortunately, there are children everywhere who endure a form of abuse. Some experience emotional abuse while others experience physical abuse. Other children, like Dave Pelzer, are faced with both. Dave had to grow up in a family of two alcoholic parents. He was severely beaten and tortured by his mother and was neglected by his father. Dave had to spend his childhood in fear of his life. Although sad, his story gives others hope that they too can experience an abusive childhood and live to tell about it.
“Abuse is still seriously under reported. I was told by leading British social worker that when they hold training courses for employees, they find that a third of the females and slightly less of the males come forward to talk about their childhood experiences of being abused. Over ninety percent of parents as some time hit their children – and some people hit them several times a week – so there is a great deal of emotional hurt, fear and physical pain in the world today” (Davis 251). For this reason alone it makes perfect sense why violent crime rates are so frighteningly high.