Suffer the Little Children
Episode 20: Treyanna Summerville

Episode 20: Treyanna Summerville

July 7, 2020

In the early morning hours of Monday, June 22, 2020, a 911 call summoned police to 135 Rowley Street in Gouverneur, New York, where 38-year-old Lashanna Charlton lived with her two daughters, aged 18 and 13. When police arrived, they found 18-year-old Treyanna Summerville dead. According to family members, neighbors, and classmates, Treyanna had endured years of manipulation, controlling behavior, and physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her mother, Lashanna. By the end of the day on June 22, one suspect was in custody, but it wasn’t Treyanna’s mother; it was her 13 year-old sister.

This is the baffling, ongoing story of Treyanna Summerville.

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Episode 19: Frankie Gonzalez

Episode 19: Frankie Gonzalez

June 30, 2020

On June 1, 2020, Laura Villalon Sanchez called police in Waco, Texas, reporting that her 2-year-old son, Frankie Gonzalez, had disappeared while she and her three young children visited a local park. Police and various other agencies mobilized a massive search involving land, water, and air, but no sign of Frankie could be found. The next morning, Laura led police to her little boy’s body, which she had hidden in a dumpster located on the property of a church.

This is a story of bad behavior, chronic CPS involvement, drug addiction, and very poor decisions. 

This is the story of Frankie Gonzalez.

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Episode 18: Ky’mani Moore

Episode 18: Ky’mani Moore

June 23, 2020

On December 21, 2018, police in Old Lycoming Township, Pennsylvania responded to a 911 call about an unresponsive child. Inside the mobile home, on the floor of a bedroom, they discovered 19-month-old Ky’mani Moore unresponsive. Ky’mani was taken to the hospital, where he was almost immediately pronounced dead. 

For the first time, a very special guest joins me on the podcast; Melissa Moore, Ky’mani’s paternal grandmother, was gracious enough to speak openly and candidly with me about her beautiful grandson’s tragic story, how his loss has affected her family, and what their hopes are for the outcome of the case. It’s an in-depth, emotional, enlightening conversation that I’ll never forget.

This is the heartbreaking story of Ky’mani Moore.

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Episode 17: Arabella Parker (Part 2)

Episode 17: Arabella Parker (Part 2)

June 16, 2020

Last week, I introduced you to a precious 3-year-old girl with bright red hair and a giggle so cute it’d curl your toes. Her name was Arabella Margaret Parker, and she was the apple of her family’s eye. Arabella was admitted to the hospital on October 10, 2019 with multiple injuries, including head injuries so severe that half of her brain had to be removed. The boyfriend of Arabella’s mother was quickly arrested, and, after a revealing interview on The Steve Wilkos Show, her mother was also charged.

This story is full of crazy twists, coincidences, drama, and varying opinions on who was responsible for Arabella’s death. 

This is part 2 of the stranger-than-fiction story of Arabella Parker.

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Episode 16: Arabella Parker (Part 1)

Episode 16: Arabella Parker (Part 1)

June 9, 2020

On October 10, 2019, emergency medical personnel were summoned to an apartment in Trevorton, Pennsylvania on a report of a 3-year-old having a seizure. Arabella Parker was rushed to the hospital, where doctors immediately suspected child abuse based on the multitude of injuries she suffered, including a head injury so severe that she needed part of her brain removed. Her mother’s boyfriend was arrested almost immediately, but many people suspected her mother was as guilty, if not more so, than he was. After she gave multiple conflicting statements to police, to reporters, and even on The Steve Wilkos Show, Arabella’s mother was also arrested for child endangerment. Both she and her boyfriend saw their charges upgraded to homicide when Arabella died after six weeks on life support. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

This is a story of instability, family drama, chronic child abuse, the utter failure of the system designed to protect children, murder, lies, criminal histories, more family drama, and a precious little girl who lost her life to someone who was supposed to protect her.

This is the complex, mind-boggling case of Arabella Parker.

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Episode 15: Eduardo Posso

Episode 15: Eduardo Posso

June 2, 2020

On May 24, 2019, a couple carried an unresponsive 12-year-old boy into an emergency room in Bloomington, Indiana. The boy, who was almost immediately pronounced dead, was emaciated and covered in contusions and lacerations, triggering a child abuse investigation. What police discovered in the motel room where the boy had been living with his father, his stepmother, and three siblings would shock even the most seasoned detectives. This is a case involving abuse, torture, unlawful restraint, starvation, and unspeakable cruelty.

This is the horrifying story of Eduardo Posso.

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Episode 14: Charlette Dawkins

Episode 14: Charlette Dawkins

May 26, 2020

On March 13, 2017, 21-year-old Travis Graham brought his girlfriend’s 3-year-old daughter, Charlette Dawkins, to the emergency room, claiming she had fallen down the stairs while throwing a temper tantrum. Despite doctors’ best efforts, Charlette was pronounced dead the following day. Doctors told the family there were signs the little girl had been abused for a prolonged period, including bruises and healing rib fractures. In spite of a cloud of suspicion hanging over Travis, he and Charlette’s mother were married less than a year later. In July of 2018, Travis was arrested for participating in several armed robberies, at which point he finally came clean about what really happened to Charlette on that horrible day 16 months before. Soon after, he was charged with the little girl’s murder. 

This is the heartbreaking story of Charlette Dawkins.

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Episode 13: Marion Jester-Montoya

Episode 13: Marion Jester-Montoya

May 19, 2020

On January 7, 2020, 27-year-old Trevor Rowe was on his way home from work when he pulled over to check on his girlfriend’s 10-month-old daughter, Marion Jester-Montoya. Marion wasn’t, as you might expect, strapped into a rear-facing infant seat in the back of the car. She was stuffed into a backpack in the trunk, which was Trevor’s idea of an alternative to taking the little girl to a babysitter for the day. When Trevor opened the backpack, Marion was dead.

This is the bewildering story of Marion Jester-Montoya.

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Episode 12: Amari Boone

Episode 12: Amari Boone

May 12, 2020

Severe injuries and deaths from child abuse are rising amidst the stresses of COVID-19. In this episode centered around the story of one such child, I will also discuss resources and tools to help us cope with these stresses. 

On April 10, 2020, a three-year-old boy arrived in the emergency room at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. His foster parents told doctors the little boy had suffered a seizure. Doctors felt the multiple severe injuries the boy had suffered were inconsistent with their story, and when the boy died two days later on Easter Sunday, Fort Worth police began investigating the boy’s death as a homicide. 

His parents had warned CPS about previous injuries their son had suffered while in the foster family’s care, but no action was taken. To date, no arrests have been made.

This is the infuriating story of Amari Boone.

Anyone with information on Amari’s case should contact Fort Worth Police at (817) 332-5036 or FortWorthPDCACU@fortworthtexas.gov

The resources mentioned in this episode include:

  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7, 365 days per year immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-made disaster. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a government agency leading public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. You can reach the helpline at 1-800-985-5990.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 to provide free and confidential support for people in distress, as well as and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. You can speak with someone by calling (800) 273-8255, or connect with a counselor through their online Lifeline Chat service.
  • Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 crisis counseling via text message. Simply text HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.
  • ChildHelp.org aims to help victims of child abuse through education, treatment, and prevention programs. You can call or text them at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) or even live chat with a support specialist on their website. I mentioned ChildHelp.org recently in my blog post and podcast episode about Ame Deal. The lead investigator on Ame’s case, Greg McKay, is now the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. I have tremendous respect for him!
  • HelpAndHope.org offers advice and resources to parents for the daily challenges of raising children, including parenting tips, fun ideas for kids, and (obviously) help and hope. 
  • HelpGuide.org helps you help yourself by showing you how to start improving your mental health and wellness today.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is a bottomless well of information and resources. The NIMH is “the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders” and provides education on a variety of mental health disorders as well as resources, clinical trials, and much more. Their website is https://www.nimh.nih.gov/.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Their website is https://nami.org

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Episode 11: Logan Cline

Episode 11: Logan Cline

May 5, 2020

In February of this year, police in Las Vegas responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a 37-year-old woman and her 31-year-old boyfriend, both of whom were homeless and living out of a pickup truck with the woman’s teenage daughter and three dogs. The woman had extensive injuries, but she had an even more shocking story to tell authorities. What she told them led to the discovery, over a thousand miles away in Texas, of the woman’s 11-year-old son, whose body had been hidden in the trunk of an abandoned car for over two months.

This is the unbelievable, heartbreaking story of Logan Cline. 

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