On February 6, 2010, Lydia Schatz died from kidney failure allegedly brought on from corporal punishment. Her parents were arrested and her siblings were questioned. The other children co-operated fully with all adults. They answered questions calmly and completely, explaining how Lydia had been having switching sessions because she would not comply. They explained how they were all chastised with plumbing supply line when they did not obey and how their parents got their parenting advice from the No Greater Joy website. Sunday marks the first anniversary of this incident. As I do not post on Sundays, I am posting this today.
At the time of the tragedy, I was running a small site where I put all my links on the same page. I was soon overwhelmed by the quantity of links relating to the tragedy. On top of that, the server I was using had some problems and kept going down. A good friend helped me move here by the grace of God. I figured out how to organize better, but my early work was moved in large chunks. All that to say that in order to commemorate the first anniversary of the Schatz Tragedy, I am reposting my links regarding it. Please report any broken links by commenting or you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
CBS did an investigative report about the Schatz and other child abuse stories.
Newer stories about the Schatz story can be found under my Schatz tag.
Kevin and Elizabeth Schatz were charged with murder and torture. The trial is scheduled to start on Feb 28, 2011 after a trial readiness hearing on Feb 17th.