Charlie Bothuell

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

Boy Found In Basement Grilled By Defense Lawyer, Admits Intense Exercise Left Him ‘Happy’

“Are you making this stuff up as it goes along?” the attorney asked.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2015

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

Lawyers To Cross-Examine Boy Found In Detroit Basement After 11 Days

He says he never called for help during the 11-day period, although police and others had been in the home during a search.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

Detroit Boy Found In Basement Testifies Stepmom Hid Him There For 11 Days

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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2015

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

More Testimony Expected Today From Detroit Boy Found In Basement

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.

CBS Detroit–05/06/2015

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

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.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2015

Defense attorney Godfrey Dillard questions the doctor who helped make the determination Charlie Bothuell V was abused and tortured.  (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Doctor: Boy Hidden In Basement Truthful About Fearing Dad, Stepmom

A child abuse investigator said Charlie quoted his stepmother as saying she could kill him and no one would care.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2015

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

Doctor: Detroit Boy Found In Basement Was Denied Food, Water

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2015

Charles Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell (credit: Detroit police)

Key Hearing For Detroit Couple In Case Of Boy In Basement

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/27/2015

Charles Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell (credit: Detroit police)

Bonds Reduced To $50K Each For Detroit Dad, Stepmom In Boy-In-Basement Case

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2015

Charles Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell (credit: Detroit police)

Dad, Stepmom Charged With Torture, Child Abuse In Case Of Boy Found In Basement

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2015

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