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Gayle in MD
02-04-2005, 05:48 AM
This is a heartbreaking story. These people have seven children, and have kept them prisoners and abused them horribly. The sixteen year old boy went to the hospital, and only weighed fifty pounds or so. He tells how their finger and toe nails were pulled out with plyers. This story has really made me ill. Everyone watch for them. I just caught the end of this this morning, but I think they would be traveling from Florida, Tampa area was their home.
Black and gold motor home...Lic. # Fla, 406YAC and towing a gold lexus 2000 Lic # DH41D. /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Gayle in Md.

SpiderMan
02-04-2005, 12:24 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Gayle in MD:</font><hr> This is a heartbreaking story. These people have seven children, and have kept them prisoners and abused them horribly. The sixteen year old boy went to the hospital, and only weighed fifty pounds or so. He tells how their finger and toe nails were pulled out with plyers. This story has really made me ill. Everyone watch for them. I just caught the end of this this morning, but I think they would be traveling from Florida, Tampa area was their home.
Black and gold motor home...Lic. # Fla, 406YAC and towing a gold lexus 2000 Lic # DH41D. /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Gayle in Md. <hr /></blockquote>

How about a link to the story?

SpiderMan

Gayle in MD
02-04-2005, 12:31 PM
Hi Marty,
I don't have a link, it was on television this morning, and I just caught the end of the story. If I find something else, I'll let you know. I wasn't even absolutely sure of the town, but think they said Tampa Fla.

If anyone has anything new on this please post it, and double check these Lic. numbers...but I think I got them right...
Thanks,
Gayle

SPetty
02-04-2005, 12:42 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SpiderMan:</font><hr> How about a link to the story?<hr /></blockquote>Links aren't really that hard to find:

CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/02/03/family.torture/)

Fox (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,146427,00.html)


Bad People:
http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/US/02/03/family.torture/story.dollar.ap.jpg

Gayle in MD
02-04-2005, 12:52 PM
Thank you,
and that tag is U06-YAC on the motor home...my mistake.
Gayle in Md.

nAz
02-04-2005, 01:11 PM
unbelieveable! look at those pictures of them,they are freaking luaghing as though they did nothing wrong!... those are Sheriff's picture right?

SecaucusFats
02-04-2005, 08:01 PM
Police: Couple in Florida Tortured Children Case Caught in Utah

AP | AP-ES-02-04-05 2103EST

INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida couple accused of torturing and starving five adopted children - including pulling out their toenails and subjecting them to electric shocks - were captured Friday in southeastern Utah after police tracked them through their cell phones, officials said.

John and Linda Dollar were jailed in San Juan County, Utah, on Florida warrants of felony aggravated child abuse.

The family included seven adopted children between the ages of 12 and 17. Five of the children told investigators they were tortured by the couple, subjected to electric shocks, beatings with hammers and having their toenails yanked out with pliers.

Authorities said the abused five had physical injuries to back up their claims and were severely malnourished. They told of being forced to sleep in a closet in the Dollars' bedroom because the couple accused them of stealing food and misbehaving, said Citrus County sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Tierney.

"They looked like the photos that we've seen of Auschwitz," said Tierney, describing 14-year-old twins, one weighing 36 pounds, the other 38 pounds, about 80 pounds below the normal weights for their age.

The other two children were favored by the Dollars and were uninjured, Tierney said. All seven are in state custody.

In the past two years, the Dollars have moved their family to at least three different homes in the Tampa area after living in Tennessee, secluding themselves behind fences and in piney groves. The children were home-schooled and rarely played with neighbors or enjoyed the family's pool.

"Who has seven kids and the kids never go out and play?" asked Dawn Crescimone, who lived near the family in suburban Tampa two years ago.


The family had lived in Beverly Hills, about 85 miles north of Tampa, since August. John Dollar, 58, is a commercial real estate appraiser and his 51-year-old wife taught the children at home. The Dollars' 3,800-square foot home is surrounded by a thick pine forest, and has a pool, spa and a three-car garage.

DCF began investigating the couple when a 16-year-old boy living in their home was rushed to the hospital on Jan. 21 with severe injuries after one of the other children called for an ambulance. The family included three girls, ages 12, 13 and 17; three 14-year-old boys, two of them twins, and the 16-year-old boy.

"They are safe and they are doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances," DCF spokesman Bill D'Aiuto said.

Tennessee Department of Children's Services officials said Friday they hadn't investigated the Dollars while they lived in that state.

Gov. Jeb Bush said the couple adopted the children in the 1990s. DCF officials said the adoption records were sealed, but there were no other prior abuse reports involving the family in Florida.

In a 1995 application with the Department of Children &amp; Families, Linda Dollar wrote that she left home at age 16 because of her alcoholic and abusive father. She also wrote that her first marriage ended because of "abuse." She gave no other details.

The comments were included in 164 pages of documents from when the Dollars applied to become foster parents. The department released them Friday.

AP-ES-02-04-05 2103EST
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cueball1950
02-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Good news...the fox link provided by SPETTY states that they were caught in Utah...I say HANG the bastards. but that is just my opinion.....................mike

Gayle in MD
02-05-2005, 05:12 AM
Yeah, but pull out their toenails and fingernails first! /ccboard/images/graemlins/mad.gif
Gayle

wolfdancer
02-05-2005, 10:34 AM
Gayle, Got em!!!...they've been caught, and I'm volunteering
to fire the bullet, trip the switch, or pull the lever...
whatever it takes to kill these sick ba$tard$

GeraldG
02-05-2005, 05:16 PM
What is wrong with people? I just don't get it. Did they adopt these kids just so they would have somebody to torture? It may sound harsh, but I think it's a shame that the death penalty can't be applied to this case.

Gayle in MD
02-05-2005, 06:16 PM
I don't think it sounds harsh. Anyone who hurts a child should get life, atleast, IMO.

Gayle in Md.

GeraldG
02-05-2005, 09:38 PM
There was another case in the news tonight where a couple in Huntsville, AL STARVED their 3 children to death. They had apparently been dead in their apartment for several days before anyone found out.

This kind of thing just makes me sick. The problem is that you hear about it almost daily in one place or another. Abuse of children, elderly people, forcible rapes and murders, spouse abuse, people abusing and torturing pet animals. What the hell is wrong with our society that we breed monsters like this? When they are caught, it almost never seems like the punishment fits the crime....maybe that's a big part of the problem. The criminal has more rights than the victim.

I dunno, when I hear about things like this it make me want to get my hands on the criminal...just for a few minutes...just long enough to choke the life out of them. Then I realize that would make me no better than them (but it sure would make me feel better).

At some point we as a society are going to have to start imposing (and carrying out quickly) penalties for these kinds of crimes that will make people that have a tendency to do these things think 4 or 5 times about it before they do it. In my opinion, someone like this can NEVER be trusted in our society again...and I don't want my tax money supporting their miserable lives in prison. Execution is the only answer IMHO.