(Emily) Jane and (Nancy) Jean Hopkins were bright fraternal twins who grew up on a hill overlooking the Arkansas River. As adults they settled in exclusive Dallas area neighborhoods. Jane Hopkins attended Harvard and became a chemical engineer and business woman. Jean joined a national brokerage firm and was active in Dallas social circles. Close relatives noticed signs of mental illness in Emily Jane and Nancy Jean. When Nancy Jean Hopkins Byrd was pregnant she tried to kill her two young sons and herself with a prescription drug overdose. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she was found not guilty by reason of insanity of attempted capital murder in June 1996. On July 30, 1997, Jane Hopkins, 41, using a kitchen knife, fatally stabbed her 9-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter and then killed herself in their home.
Evil Twins: Chilling True Stories of Twins, Killing, and Insanityby John Glatt Identical twins, with the exact same genetic information, are a fascinating study in human behavior. It is known that even if separated at birth, they often end up with very similar lives. So if one twins turns out to be a "bad seed," will the other also go to the dark side? These are compelling true stories about evil twins: Jane and Jane Hopkins: Jane stabbed her two young children to death before killing years after her twin sister Jean tried to poison her own two children. Jeff and Greg Henry: Identical twins as brothers could be, invented their own language and often exchanging identities. Tthey grew up to be violent alcoholics, and on one fateful binge, Jeff turned on Greg and shot him in the heart. George and Stefan Spitzer: The handsome, charming twins went to Hollywood to become actors. But their good looks only landed them parts in lurid home movies they shot raping unconscious women they doped up with "Roofies"... Eght pages of shocking photos.
Abersychan, Wales -- Police in were becoming concerned about Jenna Baldwin, a 15 year old student who was missing. Jenna, was an excellent student but she had new friends and was dreading school and an impending move.
Tracey Reid walked
for 3 miles with the body of her murdered daughter, Danielle
Reid, 5, in a suitcase before dumping her in a canal. Danielle
was killed by Lee Gaytor, 25, her mother's boyfriend, who repeatedly
hit her on the head and body and bundled her down a flight of
stairs. Danielle died the next day and her body was put in a suitcase
weighted down with bricks and tiles. Her mother, and Gaytor's
brother, Christopher, 23, wheeled the suitcase through Inverness
town centre in the middle of the day before disposing of it in
the Caledonian Canal.
v. Robidoux: Cult dad starves baby -- When the infant son
of an obscure cult died after being denied solid food for almost
2 months, the father said he was following God's will, but prosecutors
called it murder. Jacques Robidoux intentionally starved his son
to fulfill a religious vision that his sister said she had regarding
the baby's diet.
a Safe Haven -- Children are kept in abusive families Diciembre 13, 2011 omes where new abuse occurs. The
problems are long-standing: Critics say they are getting worse.
Children -- Stories of child torture that are unthinkable. Bob
strives to educate our nation and save children who can't save themselves.
Yarwood, 12, was taken from her family and placed in foster
care during investigations into her family
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Pelzer "A Child Called It" -- Dave has experienced
a truly extraordinary life. As a child, he endured the horrors
of child abuse, which included physical torture, mental cruelty,
and near starvation. Upon Dave's rescue, he was identified as one
of the most severely abused children in California's history. Dave
grew up in a home where he was referred to as "it." Dave suffered
an unimaginable upbringing.