Charlie Bothuell

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

November Trial Set For Parents Of Detroit Boy Found In Basement After 11-Day Search

A 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2015

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

Judge Dismisses Torture, Lets Stand Abuse Charges Against Parents Of Boy Found In Basement After 11-Day Search

The parents of 13-year old Charles Bothuell will stand trial on child abuse, but not torture charges says a Detroit judge.

CBS Detroit–06/24/2015

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

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2015

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

Lieutenant Speaks About Interactions With Missing Boy’s Parents

Lt. 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/08/2015

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

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