Something that you remember concerning Sylvia eating? It's hungrier than I am. She said something about him being in Germany. Tell the court and the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury your name, please. Do you know why that was? Paula Baniszewski, the eldest of Gertrude's seven children, received a prison sentence of twenty years to life for her part in Likens' death. Then she had little children - Shirley. Did you ever hear Mrs. Whenever Sylvia or Jenny would do something Gertrude did not approve of, such as cashing in glass soda bottles at the grocery store, she would get out her large wooden paddle, or thick leather belt which had been left behind by an ex-husband, a former police officer , and beat them.
Little is known about her childhood, except that she shared an extremely close bond with her father but had a frigid relationship with her mother. The woman sitting behind Mr. Stephanie and Ricky brought Sylvia upstairs and laid her in the tub fully clothed; they took her out shortly thereafter when they realized she was not breathing. To the shock of the citizens of Indianapolis, she did not receive the death penalty, but rather life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Were you very close to her? Stephanie Baniszewski and - Q.
In July 1965, Lester and Betty were separated, and Sylvia and Jenny were living with their mother. As punishment, Sylvia was forced to sexually assault herself with an empty glass bottle in front of the children. Dennis could be abusive to his live-in girlfriend. Baniszewski's house, how did she treat you? The next morning, did you notice anything concerning Sylvia? Although not yet 40 years old, she had been pregnant no less than 13 times, giving birth seven times and enduring six miscarriages. Can you tell a particular time when she said this, Jenny? Sylvia and me and her kids. Is it a true and accurate reproduction of Sylvia and yourself and the girls, as yourself have testified? When she slept at night, she would wet her mattress, and Gertrude decided that Sylvia was no longer fit to live with her children. When you first went there did you go every Sunday? Gertrude, Paula, and I don't know who else, and me.
When was one time of these times? They kept saying she was not clean and they did not want her to eat at the table. Where did she put the figure I? I reckon it was around May, I can't say for sure. The call came from a pay telephone in front of a Shell station in a poor section of the city. In her death throes, Sylvia bit through her lips, partially severing each of them. Coy Hubbard tied her up and Sylvia wet the bed. Sustained as to Coy Hubbard.
Upon her visit, Bansizewski told Diana, unaware of who Baniszewski was, that the Likens sisters were not allowed to see her and ordered her off her property. Her income consisted of haphazard child-support payments both of the fathers of her children were seriously delinquent and the few dollars she managed to scrape together from occasional work like ironing and babysitting. Diana hid nearby the house until she spotted Jenny outside, and then approached her. Baniszewski soon focused her exclusively on Sylvia. Did she heat the needle? The nurse entered the home and made inquiries, but had no choice but to leave without further investigation. Did you all sleep upstairs at first? Jenny received several beatings from Gertrude; however, the children were not abusive toward her.
She said it was Gertrude Wright. . However, it is also true that Mrs. I'd say a week before she died. You see that happened in the morning. Throughout her captivity, Gertrude frequently — with the assistance of her children and their friends, restrained Sylvia in a bathtub filled with scalding water and rubbed salt onto her burns.
She always liked her father better than her mother and suffered the trauma of watching her beloved father die of a heart attack when she was only 11 years old. She had a pup, a little puppy and her father - the kids father brought over a police dog. John quickly took away the bowl when Likens attempted to eat it. Did she fall to the floor? She said she would treat us like her own children, take care of us and Daddy thought it was a good idea since she had a lot of children. Is this the same time she used the paddle on you? She told investigators they were looking for a shortcut when they got lost and became stuck on a rugged road. I continued and started a big argument.
When you were out in California, did you and Sylvia go to school out there? I will instruct the bailiff who is going with them and see if they won't let you be one of the sheriffs to go. Well, I lived in Indianapolis and Lebanon. It missed her and hit Gertrude. Murder On October 21, Baniszewski instructed John Jr. Ten, and Jimmy was eight. On October 22, Likens was forced by John to eat a bowl of soup with her fingers.
Was there any difficulty about her going to Sunday School? Later medical examination proved that Likens was not pregnant and could not have been. Sylvia realised that her days were numbered if she didn't escape. John became a lay minister in Texas and counseled children of divorced parents. You can't get married now, you can't undress in front of anyone. Where did she strike her? Likens was killed in October 1965 after repeated abuse at the hands of her caretaker, Gertrude Baniszewski, some of Baniszewski's children and other neighborhood children. Danny has been married at least once March 21, 1968. What school did Sylvia go to? Less understandably, she did not report what she had seen and heard to the authorities.
At the time of Likens' death, her favorite rock band was. Why would she put it under her clothes? Was anyone in the kitchen? Baniszewski walked out of prison on December 4, 1985, and travelled to Iowa under the name Nadine Van Fossan. What was said in the conversation? Well, some pus was running down her head. What grade were you in? Did you see any mustard or ketchup on Sylvia's face? The boy in the suit and light shirt and tie on the end. When the cops got to the dingy, rundown, clapboard home to which the anonymous caller had directed them, they found the emaciated dead body of 16-year-old.