Detroit Dad Pleads, Gets Probation In Case Of Boy Found In BasementCharlie Bothuell IV pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a reduced charge.
November Trial Set For Parents Of Detroit Boy Found In Basement After 11-Day SearchA Detroit couple is scheduled for trial in November on charges they abused the man's son, who hid in his basement for 11 days out of fear of being mistreated.
Judge Dismisses Torture, Lets Stand Abuse Charges Against Parents Of Boy Found In Basement After 11-Day SearchThe parents of 13-year old Charles Bothuell will stand trial on child abuse, but not torture charges says a Detroit judge.
Final Day Of Detroit 'Basement Boy' Hearing: Will Parents Stand Trial For Torture, Abuse?Charlie, now 13, says he was struck with a stick or PVC pipe if he disappointed his dad and stepmother.
Lieutenant Speaks About Interactions With Missing Boy's ParentsLt. Kenneth Gardner was called in to investigate when 13-year-old Charlie Bothuell was reported missing in June 2104. Bothuell was eventually found hiding in the basement of his home after 11 days.
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.
Lawyers To Cross-Examine Boy Found In Detroit Basement After 11 DaysHe says he never called for help during the 11-day period, although police and others had been in the home during a search.
Detroit Boy Found In Basement Testifies Stepmom Hid Him There For 11 DaysA 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."
More Testimony Expected Today From Detroit Boy Found In BasementAfter 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."
Doctor: Boy Hidden In Basement Truthful About Fearing Dad, StepmomA child abuse investigator said Charlie quoted his stepmother as saying she could kill him and no one would care.
Doctor: Detroit Boy Found In Basement Was Denied Food, WaterA 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.