“Are you making this stuff up as it goes along?” the attorney asked.
He says he never called for help during the 11-day period, although police and others had been in the home during a search.
A boy reported missing for 11 days before he was found in his Detroit basement testified Wednesday that his stepmother ordered him down there and told him to “shut up and be quiet.”
After the police left, Charlie said, he was told to lay over the dining room table before he was spanked by his father with a wooden stick and a plastic PVC pipe.
Detroit Boy Found In Basement Testifies In Torture, Abuse Case: ‘I Just Wanted To Go Home To My Mom’
“Depressed, sad; I just wanted to go home to my mom…It was just a terrible place to be.”
A child abuse investigator said Charlie quoted his stepmother as saying she could kill him and no one would care.
A Detroit boy missing for 11 days during a highly publicized search until he was found in his basement was the victim of physical and psychological abuse, a doctor testified.
The father and stepmother of a Detroit boy who was reported missing for 11 days are facing a key hearing to determine if they’ll face trial on torture and abuse charges.
A judge has reduced the bonds for a Detroit father and stepmother charged with torture and child abuse after the man’s missing son was found hidden in the basement of their townhome.
Charges have been brought against the father and stepmother of a Detroit boy who was discovered in the bowel’s of his family’s condo after an 11-day disappearance.