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couple charged with kidnapping, torture of husband's 13-year-old brother

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  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    (CNN) -- A Seattle-area couple is in custody for allegedly holding captive and torturing the man's 13-year-old brother for three months -- including driving a nail through the boy's hand and keeping him in a cellar for days without food, the prosecutor said Wednesday.

    Brandon Gunn, 27, and his wife Viviana, 34, are in the Kitsap County Jail outside Seattle on $500,000 bail each, charged with kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment and four counts of assault, county prosecutor Cami Lewis said.

    Brandon's brother is from Atlanta and went in May to stay with his brother for the summer, Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff Scott Wilson said.

    "We've been crying for days," the teen's aunt, Marsha Thomas-Jones, told CNN Atlanta affiliate WSB. "My sister is devastated."

    The alleged torture began as early as May 1 and lasted until the teenager escaped from his brother's cellar two weeks ago, according to the prosecutor's complaint, filed Tuesday.

    Thomas-Jones said the family suspected something was wrong months ago when communication ceased, and it tried unsuccessfully to get law enforcement involved early, WSB reported.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/28/justice/washington-torture-case/index.html?hpt=hp_t2
  2. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Wow, the details in that article are pretty gruesome.
  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    Wow, bail set at 500k, really?? Fail by that judge.
  4. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Truly unbelievable isn't it
  5. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    His brother ?? WOW, I would love to know more about the house that they grew up in.

    OK, here is my same reaction each time I hear of this type of news, .. we DO NOT need these people in our society any more.

    It should be public and common knowledge in America that if you are caught doing this type of thing, you are done in society.

    We need to protect the most vulnerable, the most innocent, .. those that can't protect themselves.

    These two deserve a 6 x 6 room with a dirt floor and a hole in the corner, .. nothing more.

    Along beside Arial Castro.
  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Was there any mention of the motive?
  7. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Only mentioned discipline.

    Sick
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Outside of punishing him for not doing the chores they gave him, no

    I don't get it, if he was that big of a problem they should have sent him back home but this is just sadistic behavior

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