Tales of unspeakable barbarity to one's own wife or sons keep surfacing with monotonous regularity, especially from the USA. The latest is that for nearly four years, a South Carolina man held his wife and two sons captive in a house infested with maggots and human waste. He has since been sent to jail.
The man identified as Danny William Dove was running a one-room illegal gambling parlour. And only that room was found tidy when the police raided it earlier this week.
Otherwise it was one hell of a nightmare. Police found maggots infesting the refrigerator. Human waste and used toilet paper littered the bathroom floor, and the house smelled like a dead animal, according to police photographs and authorities who visited the home.
The living room was covered in trash and upturned furniture, the kitchen's cabinets were falling apart, and dirty clothing was piled in waist-high heaps.
The two sons slept on a bare mattress while their mother was kept in a drug-induced stupor.
'There was chaos everywhere,' Chester County Sheriff's Detective Scott Thompson said Thursday. 'I don't think we'll ever really determine how it happened - how you get to live like that. I think he got so wrapped up in drugs and wanting to control everything, nothing else mattered.'
The young boys, ages 4 and 8, did not go to school. Police say that they rarely were allowed out of the house and that a video camera monitored their room and the doors to the home. The boys' own grandmother says they are hard to understand unless they are cursing.
Dove, 45, plied his wife, Tamara, with prescription painkillers, cocaine and crack, and forbade her to go outside, police said. Thompson said he did not expect the 37-year-old mother would be lucid enough to be interviewed for weeks.
'People don't understand why she just doesn't leave,' Thompson said. 'But with a little intimidation and a lot of drug use, this is what thePage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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