Suffer the Little Children

Episode 48: Averylee Hobbs (Part 2)

February 3, 2021

In episode 47, I started telling you the story of 4-year-old Averylee Hobbs, whose mother broke her skull as an infant, only to regain custody of Avery a few years later. In this episode, I’m going to tell you about the horrific and preventable end of this precious little girl’s short life, the prosecution of her mother, and the many ways Avery’s paternal grandmother is working to turn her tragic death into something positive. 

You’ll also hear my interview with Avery’s Mama, Tammy Risen, who was gracious enough to speak with me for the podcast. Tammy, who calls herself “A Granny with a Mission,” is truly a force to be reckoned with, and she refuses to let Avery’s death be in vain. 

This is a story of a mother who can only be described as evil, of domestic partner and child abuse, of ineptitude and corruption in the systems designed to protect children, and of a family who first fought to save Avery’s life, then fought for justice for her, and now fight to protect other children like her. 

This is part 2 of the tragic, infuriating, preventable story of Averylee Hobbs.

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Tammy’s public Facebook group, D.E.A.R. Developing Essential Advocate Restoration for Abused Children, can be found here.

For more information about Avery, news and current events about the case, media links, and information about The Avery Statute, visit the Justice4Avery website here.

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