A bit of case commentary

My “delayed-reported missing children” post got me thinking. I added two names to it this evening, kids I’d missed in the first sweep of the site.

As you all know I try to sound objective and unbiased and all that in my case profiles. I just try to tell the story as I see it and let the reader draw their own conclusions, if any, as to what happened. And then there’s my blog, where I can say what I really think. Even there, I try to keep it cool. I’m a big believer in giving the benefit of doubt, and many times on here I’ve ranted about the judgmental, accusatory statements people make in missing child cases that are often based on nothing other than a “feeling.” I really can’t stand that.

Today, however, I’d like to try something new and provide a bit of play-by-play commentary on one of my cases. I picked Ke’Shaun Vanderhorst. It’s an utterly tragic disappearance. A helpless toddler was failed by so many different people who were supposed to help him. Justice was not served. He will probably never be found.

From the top:

Ke’Shaun was last seen at his residence in the 1400 block of north 17th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1995. His mother, Tina Vanderhorst, told her relatives and police that the Department of Human Services (DHS) had taken the child. {A common enough cover story in such cases. Of course, someone who wasn’t a complete moron would have realized it wouldn’t hold water for long.} Her family became suspicious, however {wonder why?}, and her sister reported Ke’Shaun as a missing person on October 13. Investigators who searched Tina’s apartment in the 1400 block of 17th Street after the child went missing described it as filthy, cluttered and rat-infested. Tina repeated the story about Ke’Shaun being in DHS custody, but the DHS had no child by that name in their care. She was arrested for parole violation. Later, she was charged with dealing in infants, endangering the welfare of a child and corrupting the morals of a minor. {She got off easy. I wonder if they would have hit her harder today, in the wake of Aarone Thompson, Rilya Wilson, etc.}

Tina had long-standing problem with drugs and alcohol at the time of Ke’Shaun’s disappearance, and her boyfriend had threatened to remove Ke’Shaun from her custody as a result. {If only he had! Though, if he was dating Tina, chances are the BF wasn’t a terribly functional individual either.} He had previously been in foster care while his mother was incarcerated. Ke’Shaun was given back his mother in November 1994, after Tina was released from prison. He was classified as being at low risk for abuse, as his mother had never been accused of harming or neglecting him. She had been in jail when he was born and he was taken away from her immediately. {It seems to me that “was in jail from the time he was born until now” ought to cancel out “never accused of abusing kid” because, hello, she CAN’T abuse or neglect him while she’s in jail and he’s in foster care.} Beginning in January 1995, a social worker visited the family regularly to provide counseling to Tina and help her care for her son. DHS workers who observed Tina during this time described her as a devoted mother and found no evidence of drug use. After six months, they requested that the DHS close their file on Ke’Shaun, as they didn’t believe he and Tina needed supervision. {Wonder if they knew about her previous parenting fails, as shown below?} In August 1995, the file was closed. Ke’Shaun disappeared the following month. {Whoops.}

Tina had seven children, including Ke’Shaun, by 1995. Four of her children died in the 1980s. Eight-month-old Terrance Slaughter died in 1980, three-month-old Catrina Stephens died in 1983, and ten-month-old Kenneth Stephens died in 1985. Those deaths were attributed to pneumonia and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). {Shades of Marybeth Tinning here.} Tina’s daughter Marie was born premature and addicted to crack cocaine in 1988. She weighed only one pound at birth and she never left the hospital before she died at age four weeks. {Okay, technically this was natural causes, but, um, yeah, her mom pretty much killed her.} Tina’s remaining two sons, born in 1986 and 1987, lived with their paternal grandmother at the time Ke’Shaun vanished. {The sole survivors of Tina’s children. I really hope they grew up to become better people than their mother was. I really hope the authorities didn’t do anything dumb like give her custody of them after she got out of jail for the 1996 charges. (See below.)} Tina visited them regularly.

After her story about Ke’Shaun and the DHS was proved to be false, Tina stated that she sold Ke’Shaun to an African-American female named Virginia Graham. {If only this story was actually true.} She was paid $500 in twenty-dollar bills and used the money to buy crack cocaine. {Well, the crack part is probably true.} A sketch of the woman is posted below this case summary. She is described as being approximately 35 to 40 years old in 1995, 5’4 and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The abductor’s ears are pierced and she was well-dressed; she wore a maroon skirt, a cream-colored shirt or jacket and designer fingernails. Tina stated that Graham, whom she did not know, visited her apartment one day {like a fairy godmother} and offered to take Ke’Shaun because “someone” told her Tina was having difficulty caring for him. Graham drove a light blue four-door sedan with the letters “AL” in the license plate number. She had a white child seat inside the car for Ke’Shaun. She told Tina she lived in Philadelphia, was married and had two children of her own. Graham, if she exists {which she most certainly does not}, has never been identified.

Tina later changed her story yet again and stated that, while under the influence of drugs, she took Ke’Shaun at a friend’s fruit stand on Cecil B. Moore Avenue. She could not remember what happened to the child after that. {Of course he somehow magically disappeared from the fruit stand without anybody seeing or hearing anything, and Tina totally had nothing to do with it, no way.} Tina frequently left Ke’Shaun at the fruit stand for short periods of time prior to his disappearance, but would always come back and get him eventually. {If only she hadn’t.} Neighbors reported Ke’Shaun always wore clean clothing and did not appear hungry or abused prior to his disappearance, and they never saw Tina mistreat him, but she would frequently leave him in the care of others, sometimes overnight. {Hard to reconcile this with Tina’s past history and the cops’ description of her apartment. But of course, the neighbors would hardly say “yeah, the kid was screaming all day and all night, we heard her beating him, we saw the bruises, we just didn’t care enough to do anything about it.” Not saying that was the actual situation either. It was probably something in between. Abusers and abused children are excellent at keeping up appearances.}

Neither Ke’Shaun nor the {imaginary} woman Tina told the police about have been heard from again. His mother pleaded no contest to child endangerment in connection with his case in November 1996, and was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 7 years in prison. {That’s a bargain price to pay, for what she did to Ke’Shaun. And to all her other kids.} Police began reinvestigating Tina’s other children’s deaths after Ke’Shaun disappeared. {Gee. I wonder why.} No charges were filed, however. After her release from prison, Tina was arrested for prostitution at least once.

Ke’Shaun has never been located. {Another forgotten symbol of the dangers of drugs, self-centered sociopathic parenting, and inept child protection officers.}

Dad’s birthday present

My birthday is on Tuesday — I’ll be 25, a whole quarter-century — and Mom and Dad have been asking me what I wanted for it. A hard question to answer because I didn’t particularly want anything. Nothing they could give me, that is. They provide considerable support as is, and I’m not really a material person and don’t have a lot of space for the stuff I have already. Usually I get books, which is fine, but mostly I prefer to use the library rather than keep them at home. (I rarely buy a book anymore that I haven’t already read a library copy of. If I read the library copy and fall in love with it, then I put it on my wishlist.)

Anyway, Dad says that for my birthday he will buy me a five-year contract with my web host for Charley. Right now I’m paying by the month, which costs twice as much in the long run. So now I won’t have to worry about the hosting thing for five whole years, even if my debit card expires again or they freeze my account again cause of identity theft — both of which have lead to past account suspensions, if you might recall.

Way to go, Dad. Your daughter loves you!

Delayed-notification missing children

I’ve cobbled together a list of, I think, all the kids on Charley whose disappearances were not reported for a significant time period. It’s longer than I thought, alas, and took a long time to put together:

Nicholas Plaza, 5, missing from San Antonio, Texas on October 23, 2001. Not reported until November 21, nearly a month later. Believed murdered by Mom’s boyfriend. Mother pleaded guilty to injury of a child by omission and got 20 years; her boyfriend was convicted of injury to a child and got 67 years.

Sheri Johnson, 4, and her brother Michael, 10 months. Disappeared with their mother, Freda Denman, and her husband, Henry Harbison, from Independence, Missouri sometime in November 1974. Not reported until March 1975, presumably because the whole family was gone. It is believed Harbison killed his wife and her children, but this hasn’t been confirmed and none of them were ever found.

Barry “Bucky” Kephart, 11, missing from Albuquerque, New Mexico since August 22, 1981. Not reported for two days. Authorities believe his father, Barry Sr., beat him to death. Unfortunately the statute of limitations has expired for any crimes Barry Sr. might have been charged with.

Kyanja Vanwey, 17, missing from Des Moines, Iowa since September 14, 2005. Not reported missing until January 4, 2006, for unclear reasons. Thought to be a runaway.

Twins Brenttany and Brent Hughes, 4, their half-sister Sarena Glenn, 9, and their aunt Jennifer Hughes, 17. Disappeared from Fayetteville, North Carolina sometime in December 1996 with Robby Floyd, who was Jennifer’s sister and mother to the younger children. Not reported missing until August 1998, as Robby was frequently out of touch with her family. I’ve heard rumors to the affect that this family has been found, but I haven’t had any confirmation.

Peter Kema, 6, missing from Honolulu, Hawaii sometime in the summer of 1997. Not reported until January 1998. Suffered horrifying abuse, neglect and deprivation before his disappearance, and is thought to have been murdered by his father. No charges have been filed against anyone in his case.

Michelle Pulsfier, 3, missing from Huntington Beach, California sometime in July 1969. Not reported for OVER THIRTY YEARS — not for lack of trying on the part of her father, but because Mom, who had custody, packed up and moved in a tearing hurry and insisted Michelle wasn’t really missing. Thought to be murdered by her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. Both were charged with murder, but the boyfriend died before trial and Mom was tried twice and got a hung jury both times before prosecutors gave up.

Logan Nathaniel Bowman, 5, missing from Galax, Virginia since January 7, 2003. Not reported until January 23. Thought to be murdered by Mom and BF. (Notice a pattern here?) Mom pleaded guilty to child abuse, got fifteen years and testified at BF’s murder trial, but the charges were dismissed midway through; he was only convicted of child neglect, and got a year.

Aron Silverman, 17, missing from Norfolk, Virginia since June 5, 1993. Not reported for weeks because of his history as a runaway. Still classified as a runaway, but seventeen years is a very long time to be silent.

Karen Beth Kamsch, 14, missing from Pasadena, Maryland since the winter of 1976. Supposedly a report was filed in 1976, but there’s no evidence to support that, and the only known report was filed in 2007, TWENTY-NINE YEARS LATER. Foul play suspected, probably at the hands of family. No news in this case for the past three years.

Adam Herrman, 11 or 12, missing from Towanda, Kansas since sometime in late spring or early summer 1999. Not reported for TEN YEARS. Adoptive parents suspected. I’ve blogged extensively about this case.

Alexandria Suleski, 5, missing from Radcliff, Kentucky since October 23, 1989. Not reported for three days. Her father and stepmother were convicted of her murder in 1994.

Brianna Maitland, 17, missing from Montgomery, Vermont since March 19, 2004. Not reported for four days because she lived with a roommate and her roommate thought she was staying at her parents’ home. Foul play suspected.

Emily Machado, 2, missing from Berwyn, Illinois since March 14, 2008. Abducted by her non-custodial mother. Her father tried to report her missing, but the police wouldn’t accept a report for six months because she was with her mother. Emily’s parents never married and although her father had established paternity, it seems he didn’t have custody rights when Emily disappeared. He has now been awarded full custody.

Brenda Crowley, 16, missing from New York, New York since February or March 1980. Mom lied to the family about filing a missing persons report. We may never know why, because Mom died in 1981 — she was murdered by a man she knew in an unrelated incident. The lie wasn’t discovered until 1994 and Brenda’s sister filed a report at that time.

Nicole Bryner, 3, missing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since March 9, 1982. Not reported until March 11. Mom said she was kidnapped, but it later came out that her BF had killed Nicole and they’d buried the body and concocted the story together. BF confessed in 1986, but the charges were dropped for lack of evidence. Mom died in 2001. In 2006, BF was charged with homicide again in Nicole’s case and this time he pleaded to involuntary manslaughter.

James Higham, 16, missing from Youngstown, Ohio since January 3, 2002. Not reported for 28 days. James had mental and emotional problems and was homeschooled and living with foster parents with some loose connections to his family. The foster parents, who said he’d run away, were charged with neglect for waiting so long to report him missing. In 2007, foster mom confessed that she and foster dad had drowned James, dismembered the body and distributed the parts to various dumpsters. She pleaded to child endangerment and got four years. Foster dad pleaded to reckless homicide and got seven years.

Marlon Santos, 5 months, missing from Worcester, Massachusetts since November 5, 1998. Not reported for two days. His foster parents said they were too busy. Uh-huh. Foster parents are the prime suspects in Marlon’s case. No charges have been filed in that case, but the foster father later went to jail for sexually abusing other children.

Pilar Rodriguez, 3, missing from Hollywood, Florida since January 30, 1999. Not reported until February 22. Pilar’s father had let her go on vacation with her babysitter for a few weeks and he filed the reported after they didn’t come back. Babysitter said she witnessed her BF murder Pilar. In 2010, babysitter was charged with manslaughter by “culpable negligence,” meaning she failed to prevent Pilar’s death at the hands of someone else. BF has not been charged.

Mary Kitts, 17, missing from Fresno, California since sometime in July 1974. Not reported until November because her parents thought she’d run away. Mary had actually been murdered by a “friend” at the direction of another “friend.” The actual killer pleaded to second-degree murder and is probably out of prison now, though I’m not sure what sentence he got. The instigator got life and was later executed after he ordered the murders of some of the witnesses against him.

Mark Martin, 2, missing from Hazel Park, Michigan since August 31, 1981, along with his mother, Carolyn. Not reported until the spring of 1982. Mark, Carolyn and her BF (Mark’s father) were moving to Texas together. BF later came back alone and said Carolyn had changed her mind and he’d let her and Mark out of the car in Ohio. No charges filed, but foul play is suspected.

Walter Ackerson, 17, missing from Nye Beach, Oregon since March 24, 1990. Not reported until April 16. He was in the Job Corps at the time. His mom asked the Job Corps to report him missing and they said they would, but they didn’t really and she didn’t find out for three weeks. In 2010, one of Walter’s former Job Corps “friends” was charged with his murder.

Rocio Sperry, 15, missing from Colorado Springs, Colorado since November 10, 1987. Not reported until November 14. She was married and had a baby, and her husband and baby were in Florida at the time of her disappearance. He reported her missing upon his return home. In 2006, the serial killer Robert Browne pleaded guilty to Rocio’s murder.

Michelle Giusti, 1 year, missing from Port Townsend, Washington since March 5, 1963. Not reported for four days, for unclear reasons. She disappeared with her mother, Sharon, and ten-month-old sister, Clara (have no pic and therefore no link for Clara). Their car was later found abandoned. Little evidence is available in their case but their disappearances are considered suspicious.

Monique Daniels, 15, missing from Moore, Oklahoma since June 2, 1992. Not reported for eighteen months. Her mom and stepdad said they didn’t report it because they thought she had run away and would come back on her own; other relatives finally filed the report. There is evidence that the stepfather tried to cover up Monique’s disappearance, and foul play is possible in her case.

Christopher Szczepanik, 7, missing from Omaha, Nebraska since mid-December 2009. Not reported until January 8. He disappeared with his parents Vanderlei and Jaqueline, and they weren’t missed initially because it was Christmas vacation and everyone thought the family had just gone on a trip. It’s considered very suspicious, and some of the family’s employees were charged with using their credit cards after their disappearances.

Ta’Niyah Leonard, 11 months, missing from Bartow, Florida since October 19, 2002. Not reported until a day later. (This may not seem like an “extended time period” but come on, she was a BABY.) Each parent has said the other one killed the baby (though this didn’t stop them from hooking up and later producing another baby, which was immediately put in foster care) and the authorities can’t figure out which is the guilty party.

Princess Perez, 2, missing from New York, New York since June 15, 1996. Not reported until 1998. Mom said Dad killed Princess; Dad said Princess died of natural causes and he decided to hide the body instead of report it. No criminal charges have been filed, though Dad was charged in family court with abusing his other children by murdering Princess in their presence.

Jody Ledkins, 14, missing from Kansas City, Missouri since May 23, 1985. Not reported until 1987. Jody was on probation at the time of her disappearance and her mom told the probation officer she was missing. The probation officer filed something like a PINS warrant (person in need of supervision), meaning the police should detain Jody if they came across her. Mom assumed this meant a missing persons report had been filed; not so. The mistake was not corrected for two years. Foul play is suspected.

Olisa Williams, 10 months, missing from Ann Arbor, Michigan sometime in June 1982. Most agencies give the date of disappearance as February 8, 1983 — perhaps that was the date it was reported, I’m not sure, I just know her disappearance was not reported right away. Her father is believed to have either killed her, sold her or given her away. No charges filed.

Barbara Cotton, 15, missing from Williston, North Dakota since April 11, 1981. Not reported for several days because they thought she’d run away. Foul play is now suspected. The prime suspect is a former boyfriend, but he is now dead. I don’t have anything else on this case.

Andrew Thompson, 8, and his brother Everett Thompson Jr., 11, missing from Chicago, Illinois since July 5, 1996. They disappeared with their parents, Everett Sr. and Lydia. Not reported for twelve days, because the entire family was gone. Lydia’s brother is the prime suspect. Foul play is suspected.

Barry Brown, 6, and his siblings Sheketah, 10, and Brandon, 2, missing from Port St. Lucie, Florida since July 25, 1985. Not reported until August. They disappeared with their mother, Carolyn, and, initially, their father, James. The older Browns were teachers and since they vanished during summer vacation, it wasn’t immediately noticed. It transpired that James had killed his entire family and disposed of their bodies in different locations. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity in late 1985 and hospitalized until 1996, when he moved to a halfway house. He was released into the community in 1997. No word on what’s happened since, although it appears his mental illness is not fully controlled.

Brittany Williams, 7, missing from Richmond, Virginia since August 18, 2000. Not reported until January 2003. Brittany had AIDS and was living with a foster mother, Kim Parker, who specialized in caring for HIV-infected children. Parker covered up the disappearance by saying she’d sent Brittany to stay with friends. In 2003, she was sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud, for accepting state and federal aid for Brittany after Brittany was no longer with her. They think she’s guilty of a lot more than that, though.

Garnell Moore, 7, missing from Baltimore, Maryland since sometime in August 2002. Not reported until June 2005. Garnell’s parents were not part of his life and he appears to have been passed around to various apathetic relatives. It seems to be a situation where everyone thought he was with someone else, until they all got together and realized he wasn’t with any of them and come to think of it, they hadn’t seen him in a very long time. You can’t say Garnell fell through the cracks of the system, because he was never in the system in the first place — never enrolled in school, never under any kind of social services supervision. What happened to him is anyone’s guess, though I’d be looking hard at his aunt, who is the last person known to have had him.

Qua’mere Rogers, 2, missing from Syracuse, New York since sometime in July 2007. Not reported for two years. Dad, who was Qua’mere’s only caregiver, claims he gave him to a strange man who promised to keep in touch and then didn’t. Dad was charged with child abandonment, but that was dropped.

Rilya Wilson, 4, missing from Miami, Florida since January 18, 2001. Not reported until April 2002. The famous case everyone’s heard of, which exposed the weeping wounds in Florida’s foster care system. Rilya’s foster mom claimed someone claiming to be a social worker took Rilya away. The story was untrue and the ruse went undiscovered for over a year because the actual social worker who was supposed to be checking up on Rilya was not doing so and falsifying records to make it look as if she had. Foster mom was charged with murder in 2005, but she has yet to go to trial and frankly, the case looks very weak. I don’t doubt the woman killed Rilya, but can they prove it?

Rene Romero, 4, missing from Reno, Nevada since November 28, 1994. Not reported for some time — I’m not sure how long, months at least. His mom and her BF made like Michelle Pulsifer’s parents and up and moved so no one would notice Rene was gone. Mom pleaded guilty to Rene’s murder and the BF was convicted at trial. Each one had accused the other.

Alexia Reale, 5, missing from Elk Grove, California since May or June 1997. Not reported until the autumn of that year. Alexia’s mother and stepfather forced her and her sister to drink bleach and subjected them to other abuse and, when Alexia died, they burned her body. They covered up the disappearance by saying Alexia had gone to live with her biological father, and the terrified sister went along with the story for months until a teacher noticed the signs of abuse and the police got involved. Then the story came out. Both of Alexia’s parents were convicted of murder and child abuse in 2000.

Christina Richart, 14, missing from Ozark, Arkansas since the summer of 1999. Not reported for six years. Christina lived with her aunt and uncle, who covered up her disappearance by saying she’d gone to California to live with another relative. The deception wasn’t discovered until 2005, although in the meantime one of Christina’s brothers was removed from the home due to abuse allegations. Authorities believe the aunt drowned Christina, but so far the only criminal charges against the couple have been for making false statements to the police.

Aarone Thompson, 6, missing from Aurora, Colorado since around 2003 or so. Not reported until November 2005, when her dad and stepmom tried to claim she’d run away from home after a family argument. Their story collapsed as it became increasingly clear that Aarone wasn’t living in their home and hadn’t been there in a long time. It seems that one caregiver or the other killed the child and then covered it up. Unfortunately the stepmother died before she could face charges, but Dad was convicted of child abuse resulting in death in 2009.

UPDATE: Whoops, forgot a few. I knew I would.

Ke’Shaun Vanderhorst, 2, missing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since September 25, 1995. Not reported until October 13. Mom said he’d been taken away by the state and her family bought that story for awhile, until an aunt became suspicious and went to the police. Mom was a crack addict who’d already lost custody of two sons. Four other children died in infancy in the 1980s, all supposedly of natural causes. Ke’Shaun was born in prison. Mom told several different stories to explain his disappearance, including one where she sold him to a woman and another where he was kidnapped. She was jailed for child endangerment in 1996; no other charges related to this case were filed.

Logan Tucker, 6, missing from Woodward, Oklahoma since June 23, 2002. Not reported until July 7. Mom used the old “the state took him away” story and the lie held for awhile. In August 2007, Mom was convicted of Logan’s murder. The jury deliberated only two hours.

Susan Baker guilty of all charges

In South Carolina in 1987, a little boy named Paul Baker disappeared. His case is listed on many sites as a non-family abduction and, perhaps, that’s what happened. But authorities have long suspected Paul’s father, James, and stepmother, Susan, were involved in his disappearance. James himself suggested Susan might have harmed his son, but the next day he backpedaled and said he’d changed his mind and thought she was innocent after all.

Paul’s six-year-old sister, Nina, was removed from the home two and a half weeks after her brother’s disappearance and never returned to it. Authorities discovered she’d been subject to severe physical abuse at Susan’s hands, bad enough that Susan was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill. Susan pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, was sentenced to ten years, and got out of jail after serving a whopping eighty days. (Still can’t figure that one out.) Nina was sent first to foster care, then to her grandmother, then to her biological mother. James and Susan moved to Florida. Paul was never found.

In what sounds like something out of a bad movie — or, at least, a Law and Order episode — Susan was linked to another child’s disappearance in late 2009: a baby girl, Shannon Dedrick. Susan was Shannon’s babysitter and half-sister to Shannon’s father. After five days, Shannon turned up in a box hidden under Susan’s bed. Miraculously, she was alive and well, and I hope she was too young to suffer any mental afteraffects of the experience.

Authorities charged both Susan and Shannon’s mother, Chrystina Mercer, with a wide range of felonies. The story was that Shannon’s mother decided to give the baby to Susan for keeps, but then for some reason she told the police the baby had been kidnapped. Apparently, neither Paul Baker nor Shannon’s father had any idea of the situation. (Unsurprisingly, both of Shannon’s parents were viewed as dysfunctional. Chrystina is bipolar and I believe one or both of them is also slightly mentally retarded. Shannon is now in foster care. Her parents do seem unfit, but Susan was hardly a better alternative.) This was all highly publicized and lead to some articles on Paul’s disappearance as well, but seemingly without any positive result in his case.

Well, almost a year later, Susan has been found guilty of three felony charges: aggravated child abuse, interference with custody, and giving false information to law enforcement officers. The child abuse charge is for stuffing Shannon in a tiny box and leaving her there for a combined total of some 26 hours over five days. Susan’s defense is that she was trying to protect the baby from Chrystina. Her attorney actually compared it to Moses’s mother putting him in a basket and setting him adrift on the Nile. Riiiight. Susan faces up to 35 years in prison and let’s hope she actually serves more than 1% of it. Chrystina has yet to be tried.

My question: so now is James finally going to divorce that twat?

And finally, where is Paul?

Some articles about the conviction:
WMBB News 13
The Walton Sun

Some articles about the trial:
WJHG (jurors get to view Shannon’s box)
The Walton Sun (Chrystina called to testify, takes the Fifth)
WMBB News 13 (Susan Baker testifies in her own defense, acts the part of martyr)
Walton Sun again (cops testify)
Foster Folly News (Shannon’s dad testifies)