Thursday, March 7 2013 2:04 PM EST2013-03-07 19:04:49 GMT
A Kansas City teen is safe after police said he was abused and neglected for months. Police said neighbors may have saved the boy's life after they saw him handcuffed through a window and called familyMore >>
A Kansas City teen is safe after police said he was abused and neglected for months. A judge ordered the scared teen to remain in foster care. More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 6:37 PM EST2013-12-09 23:37:59 GMT
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."The RFP includesMore >>
The IU School of Medicine has released the official request for proposal for,"the development of a multi-institutional academic health, science and research center in Evansville, Indiana."More >>
Monday, December 9 2013 5:34 PM EST2013-12-09 22:34:19 GMT
EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Police are reporting a flatbed lumber semi-truck has overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan. Police are reporting the driver is out of the truck, and seems to be okay. PoliceMore >>
A flatbed lumber semi-truck that overturned on NB I-164 between Lynch & Morgan has now been up righted. More >>
The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, has arrived at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.More >>
World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in...More >>
LIBERTY, MO (KCTV) -
The father and stepmother of a malnourished teen that police said was handcuffed in the family's basement were charged Tuesday morning.
The boy, who says he use to weigh 140 pounds, weighed just 103 pounds when he was rescued, according to court documents. The boy remains in foster care under court supervision.
David Martin, 42, and Pamela Martin, 41, were both charged with two felony counts each. The charges are felony restraint and abuse of a child.
If convicted, the Martins could face up to seven years in prison on each count and a fine of up to $5,000.
A judge set bond at $50,000 each.
The victim's older brother was not charged. A spokesman said while the older brother was involved that he was not as culpable and as a result charges will not be filed.
The older brother's conversation with a neighbor about his brother led to the neighbor notifying authorities. Based on court documents, the older brother apparently is cooperating with investigators.
Officers and Missouri social workers responded to the Martin family home in the Northland after receiving a report from a neighbor about a boy being handcuffed to a door.
Inside, police said they found the 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel pole in the basement. According to court documents, the boy was thin, cold and wearing dirty clothes. Blankets on the cold floor was his sleeping area. His wrists had scars and abrasions from the handcuffs, authorities said.
The boy told officers that he had been locked in the basement since the end of September. He said he had managed to disassemble a bed he had been handcuffed to in a bid to escape. After that, he said he was handcuffed to the pole. He said he was given just oatmeal, bologna sandwiches and instant noodle soup for food.
According to court documents, the 17-year-old teen was given limited access to the bathroom and only allowed to shower once a month. The boy would often have to go up to 10 hours without access to a bathroom and would soil himself, according to authorities.
David Martin told detectives that his son was bi-polar, suffered from attention-deficit issues and "was out of control," according to court documents.
"They have not been able to afford the victim's prescribed medication. They have run out of solutions to help him. The victim digs through the trash and has assaulted his wife," David Martin allegedly told detectives.
David Martin said he needed to keep his son controlled for everyone's safety. He said he had kept him handcuffed in the basement for three weeks, according to court records.
Pamela Martin said her stepson had extreme emotional issues, saying he had been mentally and physically abusive to her in the past.
"The victim would sneak and eat a huge quantity of food if left unsupervised. In December, they began using handcuffs to restrain him so he could not sneak food or leave the residence," Pamela Martin allegedly told detectives.
She said her stepson was allowed to be upstairs and eat dinner with the family, according to court documents. She said she tried to feed him several times in December while her husband was at work, but the victim was verbally abusive and tried to kick her, according to court records. She said she didn't try to release him.
"(Pamela) Martin admitted to not giving the victim food or water," according to court records. "Martin stated she was frightened of the victim and had no other choice. Martin denied handcuffing the victim in the basement."
The boy's older brother told police that his brother was given three meals a day and water. According to court records, the brother claimed that his brother needed to be detained from hurting himself and others. He said his brother was allowed upstairs when their father was home.
An unnamed witness told authorities that David and Pamela Martin tried to get the boy help, but nothing would work. The witness said the boy was aggressive and threatening, particularly toward Pamela Martin, according to court records. But the witness disagreed with handcuffing the boy.
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Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:08 PM EST2013-12-11 02:08:16 GMT
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges. Police say a tip lead them to 29-year-old Jessica Pate's home on Jackson Avenue. Officers say during a search of her home they found threeMore >>
An Evansville mother is facing several child neglect charges.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:59 PM EST2013-12-10 20:59:50 GMT
On Monday December 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm the North Canton Police Department responded to 1161 North Main Street Lot 16, to investigate a report of the possibility of infant skeletal remains found in aMore >>
An investigation is underway after the skeletal remains of two infants were found in a North Canton mobile home.
Cops were called to the mobile home on North Main Street just before 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Monday, December 9 2013 8:17 PM EST2013-12-10 01:17:55 GMT
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world again, and he's taking his whole band with him. Brooks remains theMore >>
The country music star who set the standard for live concert production in the 1990s is back. Garth Brooks is ready to tour the world, and he's taking his whole band with him.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:35 PM EST2013-12-11 02:35:35 GMT
Voting is almost over in a special election in Western Kentucky. The election is to fill the 7th House District seat vacated when Representative John Arnold stepped down. The district covers all of UnionMore >>
The polls closed at 6 Tuesday night, and results show a winner in the election for the 7th District House seat. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 8:21 PM EST2013-12-11 01:21:35 GMT
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing andMore >>
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier are cutting ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm after an animal rights group released video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
Wednesday, December 11 2013 8:41 AM EST2013-12-11 13:41:37 GMT
HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) – Two students at Henderson High School is facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students. According to Henderson School District Public InformationMore >>
Two students at Henderson High School are facing expulsion after the school says "serious horseplay" occurred on other students.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:51 PM EST2013-12-11 02:51:15 GMT
Officials with the EVSC say schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday. When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the followingMore >>
When on a two-hour delay, all schools and programs will begin two hours later than their normal time, with the following exceptions:More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-12-11 04:38:05 GMT
The Indiana State Board of Education is hearing from EVSC officials Tuesday night on why Glenwood Leadership Academy should stay open and under the school corporation's control. EVSC Superintendent DavidMore >>
A sixth consecutive 'F' grade could be facing Evansville's Glenwood Leadership Academy and that could force the state to take drastic action. More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:54 PM EST2013-12-11 04:54:32 GMT
(RNN) - Gil Brandt of NFL.com and ESPN radio host Paul Finebaum are reporting that Alabama's Nick Saban is in contract negotiations with the university for a contract extension that would pay him $7 millionMore >>
Reports are swirling that Alabama football coach Nick Saban has a contract extension on his desk from Alabama. Meanwhile, conflicting reports coming from Texas say that coach Mack Brown may be on his way out this week. More >>
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