Sylvia Likens Research Paper

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Why Do people think it 's not their problem It was in October 26, 1965, when police found Sylvia Likens, a 16-year-old foster child, beaten to death by her foster parents. When the cops found her she had over 150 wounds, ranging from cuts to burns. The foster mom, Gertrude Baniszewski, had seven children, and all of those children, and even the neighborhood children, were abusing Likens. Then, in 1966, the ensuing trial ended, and Gertrude Baniszewski got life in Indiana 's Women 's State Prison and was granted parole in 1985, she died of lung cancer in 1990. Her oldest daughter Paula,was convicted of second degree murder and she served seven years in Indiana 's state prison. John was convicted of manslaughter and was sent to Indiana 's

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