GA - Mary & Elwyn Crocker Jr, both 14, starved, beaten & buried, Effingham Cnty, 20 Dec 2018 Arrests

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  1. angelainwi

    angelainwi Certified Trauma Counselor

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    That cousin is amazing and so right. Intergenerational trauma and violence is a thing and it is a continuing hamster wheel of nature and nurture. The only way out is to have a generation get the help they need to hopefully stop the transmission to future generations.
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Anyone have access to Georgia court site? Any future court hearings coming up?

    TIA!
     
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    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    All I found was nothing has been updated since the arraignment calendar back in April.
    See Item #16. It lists the case #, defendants, charges, some attorneys.
    Even though it's been almost a year and a half, it looks like it will be a long drawn out complicated case with all the defendants.

    https://www.effinghamcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/1583/Arraignments-Calendar?bidId=
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Thank you for checking for me watcher9!
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Just clicked on the link you provided watcher9 - hearings for 6/19, but none of them are on there....
     
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    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    I did a search on Elwyn Crocker and this PDF file came up. From the way the posted link shows up, I am assuming it is legit.
    It looks like they may have moved the date to 8/6. The group is listed on page 8. I can't really remember but it looks like drug charges were added to some and there are different attorneys (?) assigned to each.

    https://www.effinghamcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/1584/Criminal-Calendar-Call?bidId=
     
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    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    [​IMG] watcher9! Much appreciated!
     
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    SeesSeas FLORIDIAN

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    Thanks watcher9! :)
    @Niner - do you have access to the document? In case you don't, I posted an image of it.

    https://www.effinghamcounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/1584/Criminal-Calendar-Call?bidId=
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  9. beatrixpotter

    beatrixpotter Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to understand more about this case. Can someone explain what role MW played and why he's jailed if he's the one who reported it all? Was he abusing them previously? Or is he jailed because they think he was aware of the abuse and didn't report it?

    "Wright's attorney Martha Hall argued he knew nothing about the abuse claims and asked for bond due to the fact he called police to conduct the welfare check after overhearing Crocker, Sr. saying Mary was dead."
     
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    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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    Some people will not tell the truth when accused of a crime. MW did not report it to the police. He called his aunt who then called the police for a welfare check.

    Investigator Brown says when she interviewed Wright back in December following the discovery of the bodies, he told her why he called his aunt, who then called police asking for a welfare check at the Rosebud Place home.

    Investigator details punishments given to Effingham children in murder case

    Trying to answer your question, I'm using links already posted in the thread.

    Back in 2012, DFCS was involved with the family for abuse on JR, some of which involved MW (Tony).

    Candice Crocker told DFCS investigators the marks came from a recent day when JR was acting up and Elwyn Cocker Sr. gave her family permission to discipline him. She told investigators her brother, Tony Wright, struck JR in the face. Tony Wright, 22 at the time, was arrested and ordered to stay away from JR, the DFCS records say.
    DFCS dismissed abuse report before Georgia kids were found buried

    Apparently the families separated but moved in together again.
    We can determine that MW was residing in the same mobile home as his mother when his sister and family (Crocker) moved in because of this statement.

    Later, the Crockers moved in with Kim Wright, her son and her boyfriend in her double-wide on Rosebud Place, outside the city of Guyton.
    Before found buried, Effingham kids endured violent chaos at home

    There is not much info on how JR was abused since it happened about two years before this crime was discovered. But with Mary, some details are coming out. MW was living there so he had to know what was going on.

    “He (Crocker) did admit that Mary Crocker was kept in a dog kennel, naked in the kitchen, in the common area of the house. She was zip tied so that she would not get out,” Investigator Brown said.
    Investigator details punishments given to Effingham children in murder case

    This would include MW.

    The five relatives who allegedly abused the girl have been charged with felony murder in her death. Mary was beaten with household objects, Tased and, on the rare occasion she got a meal, it was spiked with pungent substances, such as rice vinegar, so she wouldn’t be able to choke it down. She was left nude in the pen and only bathed when someone would haul the cage into the bathroom to spray her with water.
    Georgia girl kept in cage, starved, beaten, cops say
     
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    beatrixpotter Well-Known Member

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    Well, that's interesting. I actually homeschool in the state of GA. I had no idea they didn't actually follow up on those declarations of intent. However I'm not sure if it really solves the problem. You can go through the hoops to claim homeschooling but it doesn't actually stop parents from failing to follow through after that. And it doesn't actually keep parents from abusing their children.

    Would this have prevented their parents abusing and killing them? The state would have known they were homeschooling BUT the state wouldn't have followed up in any real way shape or form other than a yearly declaration of intent. Would that solve anything or is this just a bandaid to make it look like they are doing something?
     
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