Photo’s (Left) Gertrude Baniszewski (Right) Sylvia Likens

(Bottom) Sylvia, as found by police. 


A 15-year-old Wood High School pupil said that in a particularly severe beating about three weeks ago, about 15 neighborhood youngsters and children of Mrs. Wright were involved… 

Police said that according to statements by Paula and her brother, John Baniszewski, 12, Mrs. Wright and six of her seven children participated in the mistreatment of Sylvia, the whole family except for 1 1/2-year-old Dennis L. Wright… 

John Baniszewski told them that everyone in the family except the baby burned Sylvia with cigarettes at one time or another, police said… 

Neighbors as far as four doors away said they heard screams of a girl from the Wright house… 

At least 25 children… spoke of ill treatment of Sylvia..


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this case is one that will stick with me for the rest of my life, never before have i seen this amount of people involved in a murder, where no one did anything to help.

I suggest this case.


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Posted on Tuesday, 20 March
Tagged as: killer child killer gertrude Sylvia Likens Gertrude Baniszewski killer facts killerfacts
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    This has to be one of the worst crime cases I have ever read about. I can’t imagine how much pain Sylvia went through...
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    Photo’s (Left) Gertrude Baniszewski (Right) Sylvia Likens
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    I’m disgusted. No words.
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    ellen page stars in a movie about this case , i forgot its name but its a good movie
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