Mom charged in son’s death made cult abuse claims

NEW YORK — A woman charged with murdering her 8-year-old son in a luxury Manhattan hotel was once detained by police in Wyoming after claiming the boy was being molested by devil worshippers. Cheyenne Detective Tom Hood told the New York Post that Gigi Jordan wrote letters to a sex crimes investigator more than two years ago saying that her autistic son was being abused by a cult. Hood says that when she flew to the area, they...

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Therapist kills 10 year old, goes to jail

Therapists get 16 years Women plan to appeal convictions in death of 10-year-old Candace in rebirthing therapy Peggy Lowe, News Staff Writer Published June 19, 2001 at midnight GOLDEN — One therapist told of “the dark night of my soul” and another wished she could rewrite history as each woman was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison for the rebirthing death of a 10-year-old girl. Connell Watkins, 54, and Julie...

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Faith Finley’s death at Parmadale Family Services

Faith Finley’s death at Parmadale Family Services while being restrained has not led to charges nearly 8 months later Thursday, July 16, 2009 Rachel Dissell Plain Dealer Reporter Pictures taken by the Cuyahoga County coroner’s office show Faith Finley’s body sprawled on grungy linoleum at Parmadale Family Services, her baby-blue hooded sweatshirt dappled with vomit. The photos show Faith’s face, her eyes still...

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Former S.D. Boot Camp Remembers Teen Death Ten Years Ago

By CHET BROKAW and CARSON WALKER Associated Press Writers Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:20 AM CDT PLANKINTON — The changes are noticeable at the former State Training School since 14-year-old Gina Score died 10 years ago Tuesday of heat exhaustion after a mandatory run. The razor wire and bars on the windows are gone. The detention cell is hidden by a new wall. A private company runs the facility. And instead of getting...

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Ex-Reform School Student Says He Witnessed Boy’s Beating Death

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Don Stratton, a former student at the Florida School for Boys, with a photo of some of his classmates As authorities began investigating unmarked graves near a reform school where boys were brutally abused in the 1950s and ’60s, one former student remembered the horrors that happened inside. Don Stratton, now 63, went to the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla., and says he saw the...

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