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Tavares, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Mikelann Renwick, 47, and Steven Renwick, 55, were arrested Friday after they allegedly beat their adoptive son, forcing him to live and sleep with the family's dogs out in the garage.
According to Tavares Police, officers were called after Mikelann brought her 6-year-old son to the hospital because he was vomiting. Hospital staff discovered the boy had injuries to his head, torso and legs that were not consistent with the explanation she gave for them.
Staffers grew even more suspicious when the boy's heart rate elevated sharply each time Mikelann would enter the room.
Renwick reportedly told hospital staff the boy was injured after falling down a flight of stairs during seizures the allegedly suffered. When police interviewed the boy's adoptive siblings, the children told detectives that they never saw the boy have a seizure. Detectives also noted that the staircase inside the home was carpeted and wouldn't have caused the boy's specific injuries.
The boy's siblings went on to tell police that the victim was punished more frequently than the others and that their parents forced the victim to sleep out in the garage with the family's dogs. The boy was not allowed to enter the home except for lunch and dinner, living on a diet of spinach, broccoli and celery.
They explained that the parents complained often of a problem the boy was having with incontinence.
The children also told detectives that the couple punished them by taking away their toys and spanking them with a switch. One child told police that the victim had been spanked at least once until he bled.
The children, all four of which are adopted, were immediately removed from the home and placed into protective custody.
Mikelann and Steven Renwick were booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of child neglect and aggravated child abuse. Their bail was set at $12,000 each.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Couldn't help but notice how often this little boy was left out of the family's Facebook photos. Where's the six year old little boy? Is he anywhere to be found in this family?
These sick, disgusting bastards shouldn't be trusted with can opener, much less 4 precious children.
Mikelann's Facebook shows a grand and beautiful new home that the couple apparently purchased sometime recently. And to think no one paid attention to the house of hell those children faced inside that beautiful home.
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August 23, 2010
Posted by Danny Vice at 10:25:00 PM
Mikelann And Steven Renwick Turned A Beautiful Home Into A House Of Hell