Episode 96: Teghan Skiba (Part 1)

In July of 2010, Helen Reyes left for Army reserves training, leaving her boyfriend of six months, 21-year-old Jonathan Richardson, to care for her four-year-old daughter, Teghan Skiba. Over the next ten horrendous days, Jonathan kept Teghan confined in a shed on his grandparents’ property in Smithfield, North Carolina and subjected the four-year-old to every imaginable form of physical, psychological, and sexual torture. When she became unresponsive on July 16, 2010 after a blow to the head, Jonathan took her to the emergency room with injuries so severe and horrifying that one nurse physically attacked him.

This is the story of a four-year-old girl who loved her family, Disney princesses, and playing outside on sunny days. It’s also the story of a demented young man who, for whatever unfathomable reason, spent ten days in a shed torturing a little girl whose body only gave out after suffering countless bruises, welts, broken bones, lacerations, and human bite marks.

This is part one of the horrific story of Teghan Skiba.

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Episode 95: Darisabel Baez

The day after her second birthday, Darisabel Baez was rushed to the hospital in York, Pennsylvania covered in so many bruises that her appearance was likened to “camouflage” by first responders. After Darisabel died from her injuries, her mother, Neida Baez, and Neida’s boyfriend, Harve Johnson, were arrested and ultimately charged with murder.

This is the story of another child whose life was cut short by her mother’s live-in boyfriend. It’s also the story of a little girl whose savage beating death by a video game controller and her own hiking boot must not be what we remember best about her or the reason her memory lives on.

This is the tragic story of Darisabel Baez.

Links discussed in this episode: 

Carrying Darisabel documentary

Darisabel… Gone But Not Forgotten on Facebook

In Loving Memory of Darisabel Leanna Baez on Facebook

Pastor Aaron J. Anderson’s website

Episode 76: Dante Mullinix (Part 1)

Episode 77: Dante Mullinix (Part 2)

Episode 29: Brinley & Conner Snyder

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Episode 94: Case Update Special #7

In this episode, I’m going to try to speed-run through updates on multiple cases I’ve covered in past episodes. The stories I’ll be updating today include those of Kerrigan Rutherford, Max Schollenberger, Nakota Kelly, Averylee Hobbs, Damian Sutton, Dante Mullinix, Judah Morgan, Zaiden Javonovich, Tate Thurman, Thomas Valva, Noah Tomlin, Remi Cowan, and Corey Micciolo.

This is episode 94: Case Update Special #7.

Links discussed in this episode: 

D.E.A.R. Developing Essential Advocate Restoration for Abused Children Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1159854537727295

Tammy Risen’s book, In the Best Interest of a Child: https://www.amazon.com/Best-Interest-Child-Chronological-Perspective-ebook/dp/B08F7K12QW/

Justice for Dante on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justicefordante815

Dante Mullinix’s Angel Tree on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dante-Mullinixs-Angel-Tree-101195871723034

justiceforjudah# Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/5145688765446786

Change.org petition to upgrade Mary Yoder’s charges: https://www.change.org/p/upgraded-charges-and-no-bail-for-mary-elizabeth-yoder

13WTHR segment on Judah’s story: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/indiana/foster-family-of-4-year-old-killed-after-reunion-with-birth-parents-demand-answers-knox-indiana/531-3b4b037d-9116-4045-b3f0-c0811d6b2006 

Remi’s Purpose, Inc. on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Remis-Purpose-Inc-102931687899677

Justice for Corey on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/869641433623916

Episode links:

Episode 31: Kerrigan Rutherford – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665618

Episode 32: Maxwell Schollenberger – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665623

Episode 33: Nakota Kelly – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665631

Episode 47: Averylee Hobbs (Part 1) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665640

Episode 48: Averylee Hobbs (Part 2) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665625

Episode 52: Damian Sutton (Part 1) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665611

Episode 53: Damian Sutton (Part 2) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665588

Episode 76: Dante Mullinix (Part 1) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46326973

Episode 77: Dante Mullinix (Part 2) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/46406994

Episode 87: Judah Morgan (Part 1) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47286591

Episode 88: Judah Morgan (Part 2) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47395997

Episode 64: Zaiden Javonovich – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45128810

Episode 71: Tate Thurman – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45781304

Episode 5: Thomas Valva (Part 1) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/24250124

Episode 6: Thomas Valva (Part 2) – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665664

Episode 10: Noah Tomlin – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665651

Episode 23: Remi Cowan – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665628

Episode 69: Corey Micciolo – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/45603040

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Episode 93: Case Update Special #6

In this episode, I’ll provide updates on multiple cases I’ve covered in past episodes. The stories I’ll be updating today include those of Sereniti Sutley, Josias Marquez, and Keaton Boggs, whose stories I told in episodes 21, 24, and 30.

I’m going to try to release one more update episode before the end of the year, and that should bring us up to speed on all of the cases I’ve covered on the podcast that need updating. Like I’ve said before, I can’t just cover a case once and forget about it; it’s essential to me that I see each case through, and even after each child gets justice, the most important part of this for me is ensuring the child is never forgotten. 

This is Episode 93: Case Update Special #6.

Episode links:

Episode 21: Sereniti Sutley – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665702

Episode 24: Josias Marquez – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665644

Episode 30: Keaton Boggs – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/44665627

Episode 90: Case Update Special #5 – https://www.spreaker.com/episode/47631178

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Episode 92: Shellay “Ebony” Ward (Part 2)

Last week, I told you the first part of the story of seven-year-old Shellay Ward, who was found dead in her family’s home in Hawks Nest, New South Wales, Australia on November 3, 2007, emaciated, lying on a bare mattress in a filthy room filled with human waste. Shellay, who was autistic and had never attended school, spent her final months imprisoned in her dark, filthy bedroom. She is largely known across Australia by her middle name, Ebony, the girl who suffered the country’s worst child neglect death.

In this episode, I will tell you the rest of Shellay’s story, including the arrest and trial of her parents and the results of multiple investigations into the catastrophic systemic failure of multiple government agencies responsible for protecting Australia’s most vulnerable children. 

This is part two of the tragic story of Shellay “Ebony” Ward.

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Episode 91: Shellay “Ebony” Ward (Part 1)

On November 3, 2007, first responders to a home in Hawks Nest, New South Wales, Australia were shocked and horrified by what they found. On a mattress in a feces-covered bedroom with a boarded-over window lay the twisted, emaciated form of 7-year-old Shellay Ward, who had been deprived of food, water, sunlight, medical attention, and basic human decency for months, if not years. Shellay’s parents, Blakeley and Sharyn Ward, were charged with her murder.

This is the story of the catastrophic failure of multiple government agencies created to protect Australia’s most vulnerable children. It’s also the story of the long, torturous death of an autistic seven-year-old girl who spent her final months imprisoned in her dark, filthy bedroom and who is largely known across Australia as Ebony, the girl who suffered the country’s worst child neglect death.

This is part one of the tragic story of Shellay “Ebony” Ward.

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