House of Evil

The Indiana Torture Slaying

John Dean

St. Martin's True Crime

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 In the heart of Indianapolis in the mid 1960’s, through a twist of fate and fortune, a pretty young girl came to live with a thirty-seven-year-old mother and her seven children. What began as a temporary childcare arrangement between Sylvia Likens’s parents and Gertrude Baniszewski turned into a crime that would haunt cops, prosecutors, and a community for decades to come…

When police found Sylvia’s emaciated body, with a chilling message carved into her flesh, they knew that she had suffered tremendously before her death. Soon they would learn how many others—including some of Baniszewski’s own children—participated in Sylvia’s murder, and just how much torture had been inflicted in one HOUSE OF EVIL

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Chapter one

" THE MOST TERRIBLE CRIME "

TWO CHILDREN—A boy and a girl in their early teens—knelt over the motionless body of another teen age girl, trying to breathe life back into her mangled, emaciated form. They were trying to deny what was already, but for a few last, labored breaths, a fact. A deputy prosecutor was later to call this death "the most terrible crime ever committed in the state of Indiana."

"She’s faking! She’s all right!" screeched the haggard, panic- stricken woman standing in the doorway.

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John Dean

John Dean is a former newspaper reporter who has had articles published in Rolling Stone, Esquire, and the Chicago Journalism Review.  

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House of Evil
The Indiana Torture Slaying
John Dean

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
July 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429944021
ISBN10: 1429944021
256 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
July 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312946999
ISBN10: 0312946996
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 256 pages, Includes 8 pages of photographs
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