The next morning, she faced the longest--- and last--- weekend of her short life. Likens managed to recover but was unable to speak intelligibly and move her limbs properly. Ojala les hayan hcho tdo lo qle hciern a esa pbre chica. Stephanie is calling Sylvia a prostitute, and she does not even take this back when she gets a chance to later. He was a carnival worker who was the father of Jenny and Sylvia Likens. I always knew that there was a chance that people would believe that I hurt Silly, but it was one I had to take.
The reports on the reasons for this are mixed as some reports state that both Better and Lester had gone on the road together after reuniting from a brief separation, while other reports indicate that Better had been arrested and jailed for shoplifting, leaving Lester needing to arrange a place for the girls to stay. She had to live this trial two times, once in 1965 and another time in 1971 when Gertrude and Paula won an appeal. Likens was often deprived of water. Her 1971 trial information is detailed on the timeline of this page. I hope that the people that read this page, and they will feel for Sylvia enough to report any child abuse they suspect. It is unknown as to the exact contents of this suitcase, but it had letters of sympathy to Betty Likens and baby pictures of Sylvia. Wright that Sylvia had called her a bitch.
Six years later, she dropped out of school to marry 18-year-old John Stephan Baniszewski 1926—2007 , who was originally from , with whom she had six children. The girl's descent to her dungeon was ceremonious. Siscoe married and had children and grandchildren; she died on October 23, 1996 at the age of 44. Broken bones were ignored as well. I take full responsibility for whatever happened to Sylvia I wish i could undo it but, I can't and i'm sorry I'm just asking for mercy and nothing else.
After arriving home to an empty house July 3, 1965, he went looking for his daughters and his wife. There is also a lot of testimony, I will post on this page, about what both Stephanie and Coy did. John quickly took away the bowl when Likens attempted to eat it. Fights with Stephanie who did not have a big part. The Indiana Torture Slaying: Sylvia Likens' Ordeal and Death. Well, I'd be standing in the bathroom and Stephanie told me to go to bed. Lester was trying to contact his son at the time he was found dead.
She was often kept naked and rarely fed. Mom said that she could not go to the bathroom till she learned not to wet the bed. Evidently they stayed at 109 Euclid, as far as I know. He later made arrangements for Gertrude to board his daughters for twenty dollars a week. He slapped Sylvia, banged her head against the wall and gave her a flip, judo style, onto her back on the floor. He was also was thought to have had a gambling problem in local pool halls. I remember asking Silly what they were doing and her saying they were just being stupid boys.
I still have the original with the school listed. We were all good friends. It has been documented that he participated in the torture, but he was to young to be held accountable. Webmaster note: the article is unclear as to what exact date this was ordered. I trusted him since I was 8 years old, and I trust him now. Neither party was aware that they lived less than a mile and a half apart. For the first week of their stay, Baniszewski went from the caring foster mother that their father believed they were going to stay with, to a woman whose hostility towards the girls slowly festered.
Hubbard and his classmates soon made frequent visits to the Baniszewski residence to torment Likens, often collaborating with Baniszewski's own children and Baniszewski herself. No obstante, muchos decidieron no intervenir, puesto que era usual escuchar gritos tras las fuertes reprimendas que Gertrude administraba hacia sus propios hijos. I have a copy of this document on my forum, but I don't take it too seriously because it Gertrude saying it, but the document, although hard to read, is interesting. A pretty 12 year old blonde with a lagging I. It is on this page, I will post Stephanie's words along with the evidence against her.
The murder charge against Gertrude Baniszewski's second-eldest daughter, Stephanie aged 15 , was dropped after she against the other defendants. The lack of tolerance of talking back in the house put Baniszewski and Sylvia at heads multiple times, making the older woman take a disliking to the teenage girl that festered. You can decide for yourself reading the article. Sadly the perpetrators received little to no jail time for their crimes of taking the life of a 16 year old girl whose only 'crime' was being left in the care of the Baniszewski family. After learning his wife was in jail, he stayed the night at the house. Paula Baniszewski, the eldest of Gertrude's seven children, received a prison sentence of twenty years to life for her part in Likens' death.
When Gertude Baniszewski found her dead, she told the police that Sylvia had returned after running away when she had been attacked by a group of young Johns. Judge dice refused to comment on this issue. Nonetheless, they encountered Diana, their older and married sister, at the local park. The interviewer of this article has said that Judy showed remorse for her part, but the way she referred to Sylvia in the article makes this unlikely. Betty Likens passed away May 29, 1998 at age 71. Stephanie: Before Dougie moved away, his parents gave him a huge birthday party. He was tried for another murder in 1982 but acquitted.
Her mother, however, was convicted again and sentenced to life in prison. Do you know why she cut her hair? Since I couldn't think of any connection between the time we were in kindergarten to the time she came to live with us and what happened, that he asked to just say I met her that July, which I felt awkward doing. She did not protect her own family. She hit her with her fist and the board. She was thinking about the time Sylvia had come home from school and Gertrude ripped Sylvia's blouse off her to show Stephanie she wearing Stephanie's brassiere. Stephanie rushed to the middle of the room and slapped Sylvia , hard. Most of her claims have later been found to be lies.