Sylvia Likens
american torture and murder victim
Sylvia Likens
Sylvia Marie Likens was an American murder victim from Indiana. She was tortured to death by Gertrude Baniszewski (née Van Fossan), Gertrude's children, and other young people from their neighborhood. Her parents, who were carnies, had left Likens and her sister Jenny in the care of the Baniszewski family three months before her death in exchange for $20 a week.
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Projeto Cinema Legal exibe filmes gratuitos na UVA - Portal Nacional de Seguros
Google News - over 5 years
O longa é baseado na história real do assassinato de Sylvia Likens que chocou os Estados Unidos em 1965. Após a exibição do filme, haverá um debate sobre o tema da obra. Segundo a coordenadora do curso de Direito da UVA e responsável pelo “Cinema
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The Girl Next Door(2007)!(A szomszédlány) - Gamekapocs
Google News - over 5 years
Aki nemtudná a Girl Next Door(a könyv és a film is) a Sylvia Likens - Gertrud Baniszewski kínzást/gyilkosságot dolgozza fel akárcsak az ikertestvére az An American Crime.A valóságban Sylvia és Jenny Likens-t a Baniszewski család felügyeletére bízzák
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«An American Crime»: Ein heftiger Schlag ins Gesicht - news.de
Google News - over 5 years
Regisseur Tommy O'Haver erzählt diese anhand von Zeugenaussagen und Gerichtsakten - und zeichnet in seinem eindringlichen Drama An American Crime das Marytrium der 16-jährigen Sylvia Likens nach. Es ist eine äußerst spontane Entscheidung: Das
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Home-Grown, Everyday Sadism
NYTimes - almost 9 years
If Ellen Page ever worried that her roles in ''Juno'' and ''Smart People'' would too securely set her image as a feisty know-it-all, she chose well to appear in ''An American Crime,'' a film that manages to wrench all the placid innocence from her bones. The movie, which appeared at the Sundance Film Festival last year and which makes its debut on
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'JACK KETCHUM'S THE GIRL NEXT DOOR'; A Neighbor's-Eye View of Deep Depravity
NYTimes - over 9 years
If you're going to make a film as repellent as ''Jack Ketchum's the Girl Next Door,'' you had better make sure that your redeeming reasons for doing so are crystal clear. Gregory M. Wilson, the film's director, either doesn't have any such reasons or doesn't know how to convey them, which means that he has made the kind of movie that makes you wish
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FILM; A Midwest Nightmare, Too Depraved to Ignore
NYTimes - about 10 years
SHORTLY after last year's Academy Award nominations were announced, the filmmaker Tommy O'Haver and the actress Catherine Keener met at Venice Beach to discuss a project inspired by a dark and troubling event. Ms. Keener had already read and turned down the script but had continued to think about it. ''So we sat on the beach and talked,'' Mr.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sylvia Likens
    TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 16
    In 1965, Sylvia and her sister Jenny, were living with their mother in Indianapolis, Indiana when Betty was arrested and jailed for shoplifting.
    More Details Hide Details Lester Likens, who had recently separated from his wife, arranged for his daughters to board with Gertrude Baniszewski, the mother of Paula, a girl with whom the Likens girls had recently become acquainted. Although Gertrude and her seven children were poor, Lester, as he reported at the trial, "didn't pry" into the condition of the house, and encouraged Baniszewski to "straighten his daughters out". He agreed to pay her twenty dollars a week. Baniszewski, described by The Indianapolis Star as a "haggard, underweight asthmatic" suffering from depression and the stress of several failed marriages, began taking her anger out on the Likens girls, beating them with paddles, after payments from their parents failed to arrive on time. Soon, Baniszewski focused her abuse on Sylvia, accusing her of stealing candy that she had bought from a grocery store, and humiliating her when she admitted that she once had a boyfriend. Paula Baniszewski, who actually was pregnant at the time, kicked Likens in the genitals and accused her of being pregnant, although medical examination proved that Sylvia was not and could not have been.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1949
    Age 0
    Born on January 3, 1949.
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