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Updated on May 31, 2016
Timothy Ciboro
Timothy Ciboro | Source

Firefighter and Son Keep 13-year-old Prisoner

Timothy Ciboro, 53, and Esten Ciboro, 27, kept a thirteen-year-old girl handcuffed in a basement. They kept her imprisoned for different periods of time, one of the incidents lasting as long as a year.

The victim was kept shackled to a support beam in their basement and was forced to defecate in an ammonia filled bucket. It was only after the two men went for a jog that the young girl was able to free herself.

Left with her father when her mother took off for Vegas, the young girl had episodes of bedwetting, which led to her punishment of being imprisoned.

Once free, the girl was discovered by a good Samaritan who went on to notify authorities. The tale the girl told was awful, one in which she was terribly maltreated and fed scraps of spoiled food.

Both Timothy and Esten have been apprehended by the police and are awaiting trial. The young girl and her two siblings have been placed in foster care.

Amy Inita Joyner-Francis
Amy Inita Joyner-Francis | Source

Girl Beaten to Death in Delaware Highschool

16-year-old Amy Inita Joyner-Francis was beaten to death in her high-school bathroom. The incident occurred at 8:15 a.m. at the Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington, Delaware. It appears that the fatal interaction was sparked over a boy.

Originally, the altercation took place between Amy and a single student. As things progressed others jumped in. During the beating Amy hit her head on the bathroom sink.

She was airlifted to a hospital but passed away despite the doctors efforts to save her.

So far, three students have been suspended indefinitely for their involvement in her death.

Bruce and Deborah Leonard
Bruce and Deborah Leonard | Source

Son Beaten to Death by Parents and Church Members

19-year-old Lucas Leonard desired to leave the cult-like Christian church that his parents belonged to. Congregants of the Word of Life Christian Church in New Hartford came together to hold a 'counseling session' on the spiritual state of Lucas and his younger brother Christopher.

Lucas and his 17-year-old brother were brutally beaten during the session. They were punched, kicked, and whipped with computer cords over a ten hour period. The session left Christopher badly injured and Lucas dead. Their parents, Bruce T. Leonard, 65, and Deborah R. Leonard, 59, have been charged with first-degree manslaughter.

Sparkman Middle School
Sparkman Middle School

14-year-old Alabama Girl With Special Needs Used as 'Rape Bait'

A teachers aide convinced a 14-year-old student with special needs to act as bait to catch an accused sexual predator in her school.

The boy, who had been harassing female students to meet him in the bathroom to perform sex acts, had a long history of behavioral and disciplinary problems. The attack on the 14-year-old girl was the 13th accusation of sexual misconduct on the boys part.

The young girl had gone to the teachers aide to tell her that the boy was harassing her. The aide hatched a scheme. She wanted the girl to acquiesce to the boy and meet him in the bathroom. At first, the girl refused. Eventually, the teachers aide convinced her to do it, promising that she would keep a close eye on her via surveillance cameras and would bust into the bathroom before anything could happen. That was not how things occurred. The young girl was sodomized in the bathroom.

The young boy went on to be suspended for a few days and was then allowed to return to the same school which the victim was attending. The girls father has gone on to file a motion to sue the school district.

Candace Pickens & son Zachaeus
Candace Pickens & son Zachaeus | Source

Pregnant Woman Murdered and Son Shot After Refusing Abortion

23-year-old Candace Pickens was a loving and attentive mother to her three-year-old son Zachaeus. It was her love for her son, and of being a mother, that made Candace decide to carry her new pregnancy to term despite the protests of her abusive boyfriend Nathaniel Elijah Dixon.

Nathaniel Elijah Dixon's violent history includes attempted robbery, allegations of domestic violence, and an affiliation with a Los Angeles street gang.

On May 12th Candace's body was discovered by a jogger. She had been shot dead. Beside her was Zachaeus. He had also been shot and was barely clinging to life. He was rushed to a hospital where emergency procedures were performed. He lost his left eye and was put in stable yet critical condition.

Nathaniel Elijah Dixon was apprehended by authorities and charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury. Upon his arrest Columbus police rescued a 21-year-old female hostage.

Barbara Bienvenue
Barbara Bienvenue

Woman Has Phantom Pregnancy

Barbara Bienvenue, 37, of Quebec, Canada, convinced many people she was pregnant with quintuplets. A local newspaper even ran a story on the pregnancy. She duped her boyfriend Paul Servat and accepted donations in preparation for the delivery.

Her belly swelled, breasts began lactating, and water even broke! When her boyfriend brought her to the hospital to deliver he was informed by doctors that she was not, nor had ever been, pregnant. She is now receiving psychiatric help. Her devastated boyfriend has begun the arduous task of returning all the donated goods.

Fantastically, this is not the first time that Barbara Bienvenue has convinced others of medical issues. She once pretended to be pregnant with twins and even posed as a cancer patient.


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