Rachel Joy Thompson

5 year old girl adopted by Gerald and Angela Thompson. She was murdered by Angela Thompson who forced an older sibling to sit on her hunched back for more than three hours, squeezing the life out of her. She was convicted for the abuse of two other children she had adopted. In total the Thompsons adopted 11 children. Thompson told a co-worker "spare the rod, spoil the child". Siblings of Rachel later pressed charges against the adoption agency, which was placed on probation and its founder Audrey Foster has been permanently barred from serving as executive director at any of the agency's five branches around the state. The agency is now run by her daughter Alison Foster,
Date: 2000-09-07
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Fundamentalist faith: yes

Location

Springfield, California
United States
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DocumentDatesort icon
Siblings of slain child file suit ... 2002-08-23
ADOPTION AGENCY PLACED ON PROBATION2002-03-16
Mother faces years in prison2001-12-11
Thompson guilty of murder2001-10-20
Daughter testifies in Thompson's trial ...2001-09-14
Thompson said she beat kids, ex-worker testifies2001-09-11
Murder trial for Springville mother to open2001-08-27
Choke torture of child alleged2001-03-13
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Location

Pound Pup Legacy