GUILTY MI - Charlie Bothuell, 12, Detroit, 16 June 2014

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by los2188, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. Lava

    Lava Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    83
    If stepmom was hiding the kid, that means dad wouldn't have known he was in the basement, or be found there. So it doesn't jive with his acting.

    My theory is that he obviously figured out that something was going on with stepmom and kid, probably based on her interactions with the police, and maybe being secluded from him. He would know if he abused her and the kid previously and would be nervous. He would know about the tunnels and the uncles house, and maybe started putting the pieces together and knew it was only a matter of time before everything came out. So hence, the acting.
     


  2. wishingtree

    wishingtree Active Member

    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thank you - testing to see if I got it right. :)
     
  3. mrsobrien

    mrsobrien Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,113
    Likes Received:
    535
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Homeschooling requirements in MI are extremely lax.

    http://a2zhomeschooling.com/laws/united_states/michigan_home_school_laws/
     
  4. wishingtree

    wishingtree Active Member

    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    55
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thank you for that information - I'll look it up.
     
  5. JLSChook

    JLSChook Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,502
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    http://www.kxly.com/news/Missing-Michigan-boy-now-with-his-mom/26668388

     
  6. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,017
    Likes Received:
    60,191
    Trophy Points:
    113
  7. JLSChook

    JLSChook Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,502
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...-basement-being-questioned-by-police/26665452
     
  8. JLSChook

    JLSChook Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,502
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    63
    No story yet, but....

    http://www.cnn.com/?hpt=sitenav

    .
     
  9. CarolinaMoon

    CarolinaMoon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,173
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Just got in from dinner and put on the TV. JVM is squawking that stepmother has been arrested on a probation violation which LE says is not related to the case.

    Curiouser and curioser.

    Dad will be on NG tonight!

    Haven't had a chance to check out other MSM sources yet, so no source other than these programs to link.

    ETA: JLSChook has a link above!
     
  10. MotherOcean

    MotherOcean Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    331
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I am behind and catching up on posts. Maybe someone has already answered. But, yes, a 14 year old brother and a sister. I think the sister is 10 months old. Maybe a step-brother and a half-sister? Not sure about the brother/step-brother.

    EDIT to add: Oh my word! Now articles say the brother is 4, not 14. I was wondering how the brother could be a half-brother. So, the 5 gallon drum was actually a 55 gallon drum and the 14 year old is actually a 4 year old.
     
  11. nitsirk

    nitsirk Active Member

    Messages:
    371
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    28
    http://www.wxyz.com/news/new-twist-in-case-of-12-year-old-charlie-bothuell-info-on-underground-hallway-that-connected-units
     
  12. twocuriouscats

    twocuriouscats Searching for Killer Owls

    Messages:
    886
    Likes Received:
    83
    Trophy Points:
    28
    He reacted the same way I did when told my son was dead (tragically, unexpected)...all I could say was "What"? "What"? And then again, "What"?
    Just my experience, but I have had to tell others that their loved one's have passed and that's always the reaction..."What"? You just can't fathom what you are being told. Seems like a perfectly normal reaction to me. JMO of course.
    I realize that he got good news - but it's still shocking to a parent. I'm sure he wasn't expecting to hear "found alive". NG is acting like a real see you next tuesday - I guess for ratings.
     
  13. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,017
    Likes Received:
    60,191
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I am so very sorry you suffered such a tragic loss
     
  14. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,017
    Likes Received:
    60,191
    Trophy Points:
    113
    I don't know what to think anymore :scared: I hope LE can sort this out.
     
  15. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,606
    Likes Received:
    8,261
    Trophy Points:
    113
    So this puts a curious spin on this case. I originally posted maybe the child was hidden in the uncle's house unbeknownst to him. With the underground tunnels this is highly likely, but...Uncle running for Attorney General...politicians do not like dirty laundry aired. Sometimes they will go to great lengths to make sure ugly matters or family matters are not found out as to not hurt their campaigns. Just sayin' IMO
     
  16. Aeronomy

    Aeronomy Active Member

    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    38
    You may have been referring to my post which, interestingly enough, came from the same news source. http://www.wxyz.com/news/lie-detect...ng-12-year-old-charlie-bothuell?autoplay=true

    "Polygraph tests for Charlie Bothuell's father have come back inconclusive. The child's stepmother declined to take the polygraph test."
     
  17. heartgoesout

    heartgoesout Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,606
    Likes Received:
    8,261
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Very sorry for your loss. My heartgoesout to you. I dare not take a parents reaction away, but this guy's reaction has red flags all over it...jmo
     
  18. Bravo

    Bravo Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,017
    Likes Received:
    60,191
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Agree. I cant see the Uncle involved either. For the same reasons you point out.
     
  19. Aeronomy

    Aeronomy Active Member

    Messages:
    1,187
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    38
    My first thought when reading about this was, "Oh, this publicity stunt so did not turn out the way someone hoped."
     
  20. MotherOcean

    MotherOcean Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    331
    Trophy Points:
    83
    I am wondering if Charlie was really working out at all. Maybe that was said just to provide a reason for what happened to him; i.e., "he was out jogging... he must have just kept on jogging... far away from home...". Early articles did say that dogs tracked his scent to a nearby park where the scent was then lost. When I first read that I thought it sounded like someone in a car had picked him up.
     

Share This Page



  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice