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    IN - Sylvia Likens, 16, tortured to death, Indianapolis, 26 Oct 1965

    Back in 1965, Baniszewski, her mother; siblings and several neighborhood kids were arrested for torturing and killing 16-year old Sylvia Likens in the basement of their Indianapolis home. After serving three years for manslaughter, Baniszewski disappeared. Until now.

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    Good grief!

    How does that happen? Don't they do background checks?


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    PS.... I know she supposedly paid her debt to society. But if it was MY child, I wouldn't want her anywhere near them. jmho, fran

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    Quote Originally Posted by fran View Post
    Good grief!

    How does that happen? Don't they do background checks?


    fran

    PS.... I know she supposedly paid her debt to society. But if it was MY child, I wouldn't want her anywhere near them. jmho, fran
    knoeWe knew were she was but we didn't know what she was up to. Why wasn't she vetted? She is a child killer.

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    Thanks for the update, iowa gurl ! Agree with the other posters...I also think those who willingly participated in the attack should have had longer sentences. jmo.
    What a horrible case !

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    All involved in the torture and murder of Sylvia Likens got off way too easy.

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    Gertrude Baniszewski should of been executed. As for her accomplices, they should be rotting away in prison.




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    I have read about Gertrude Baniszewski. Disturbing case. She was a hard core Baptist, which makes her a religious fanatic, which so characterizes Osama bin Laden, Fred Phelps, and Jim Jones. She is really self-righteous in nature, which is stronly characterizes bin Laden, Phelps, Jones, Seung-Hui Cho, and Lori Drew.

    I know she was a middle child and her father died when she was young. Her relationship with her mother was bad.

    Gertrude van Fossan Baniszewski
    DOB: 9/19/1929
    POB: Indianapolis, Indiana
    Parents: Hugh M. and Mollie van Fossan
    Sibling(s): Five Siblings
    Education Level: High School Drop Out
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    Horrors. I looked it up and found this. You may not be able to finish reading it.

    http://murderpedia.org/female.B/b/baniszewski.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    Horrors. I looked it up and found this. You may not be able to finish reading it.

    http://murderpedia.org/female.B/b/baniszewski.htm
    I have read the whole thing. Sickening. I have to wonder if neighbors, church members, classmates, schools, and other people were aware of Sylvia Likens being tortured. If that is the case, I am see a pattern of complicitness. I have seen this pattern before with Nazis Germany, Soviet Union, Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, South Hadley (Phoebe Prince), Al-Qaeda, Penn State (Jerry Sandusky), and BBC (Jimmy Savile).




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    Quote Originally Posted by HMSHood View Post
    I have read the whole thing. Sickening. I have to wonder if neighbors, church members, classmates, schools, and other people were aware of Sylvia Likens being tortured. If that is the case, I am see a pattern of complicitness. I have seen this pattern before with Nazis Germany, Soviet Union, Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, South Hadley (Phoebe Prince), Al-Qaeda, Penn State (Jerry Sandusky), and BBC (Jimmy Savile).
    So did I. It's mind boggling. The neighbors did see some things and of course, kids that went in and out of that house. Others had to have noticed. I just can't wrap my mind around all this. Never heard of this case before but I bet the old locals remember. I just spent most of a rainy Sunday afternoon researching this and the people involved. A few books have been written. The house was torn down in 2009 and tenants that rented it claimed it was haunted. It was supposed to be a parking lot of a church across the street. I did a google street view and it shows an empty lot.

    A memorial in Willard Park several blocks away.
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...6.jpg&newest=1



    Where are Gertrude Baniszewski's children now? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0184040AAtllPK

    Trutv Crime Library has a long story and it seems to be much the same as the one we just read. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/n.../likens/1.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    Horrors. I looked it up and found this. You may not be able to finish reading it.

    http://murderpedia.org/female.B/b/baniszewski.htm
    That's one of the worst things I've ever read, and by "read" I mean "barely managed to skim due to the horror of it."

    Three years for manslaughter?

    And the neighbors who saw Sylvia's injuries, heard that girl brag about inflicting them, and did nothing?

    I can't even. I'm going to be sick.

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    How the heck did Paula Baniszewski manage to change her name and get a job in a school? I don't care if she was 'only' 17. She obviously had a mean streak a mile long and mean streaks just don't go away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycee View Post
    So did I. It's mind boggling. The neighbors did see some things and of course, kids that went in and out of that house. Others had to have noticed. I just can't wrap my mind around all this. Never heard of this case before but I bet the old locals remember. I just spent most of a rainy Sunday afternoon researching this and the people involved. A few books have been written. The house was torn down in 2009 and tenants that rented it claimed it was haunted. It was supposed to be a parking lot of a church across the street. I did a google street view and it shows an empty lot.

    A memorial in Willard Park several blocks away.
    http://s227.photobucket.com/albums/d...6.jpg&newest=1



    Where are Gertrude Baniszewski's children now? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...0184040AAtllPK

    Trutv Crime Library has a long story and it seems to be much the same as the one we just read. http://www.trutv.com/library/crime/n.../likens/1.html
    Quote Originally Posted by likeafox View Post
    That's one of the worst things I've ever read, and by "read" I mean "barely managed to skim due to the horror of it."

    Three years for manslaughter?

    And the neighbors who saw Sylvia's injuries, heard that girl brag about inflicting them, and did nothing?

    I can't even. I'm going to be sick.
    The more I read and think about Gertrude Baniszewski, she is not all that different from Fred Phelps, Andrew Kehoe, Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson, Seung-Hui Cho, Eric Harris, Jerry Sandusky, Jimmy Savile, Betty Broderick, Casey Anthony, and Lori Drew. Baniszewski is rotten and evil to the core like them.




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    I dont know what to say. She was a ringleader in Sylvia's murder. I am glad that she was found out...outed actually. That must be quite an application to see. "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by HMSHood View Post
    The more I read and think about Gertrude Baniszewski, she is not all that different from Fred Phelps, Andrew Kehoe, Osama bin Laden, Charles Manson, Seung-Hui Cho, Eric Harris, Jerry Sandusky, Jimmy Savile, Betty Broderick, Casey Anthony, and Lori Drew. Baniszewski is rotten and evil to the core like them.
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