I'm going to forewarn you --- the story below will break your heart. I can't imagine what the poor girl in the story must have suffered before finally dying. What must her life have been like? What kind of people would do something that is worse than anything you could expect from the cruelest of cruel? This isn't something that happened for a day or a week, the torture of this helpless girl went on for longer than I'd like to believe possible. Why didn't someone check on her? How could this happen? A part of me would like to see everyone who participated fry. Slowly. But we are more civilized than they and thus we'll put them in a cell and let them live, possibly a better life than the one they'll leave behind. At least they won't be able to torture anyone else.
Torture death shocks Ill. town
ALTON, Ill. - Banished to the basement, the 29-year-old mother with a childlike mind and another baby on the way had little more than a thin rug and a mattress to call her own on the chilly concrete floor. Dorothy Dixon ate what she could forage from the refrigerator upstairs, where prosecutors say housemates used her for target practice with BBs, burned her with a glue gun and doused her with scalding liquid that peeled away her skin.