In Memoriam of the Hart Children: Devonte, Jeremiah, Cierra, Markis, Hannah, and Abigail
This week Kelley and Julia tell the tragic story of the Hart family murders. They discuss how moms, Jennifer, and Sarah Hart carefully constructed an image of a progressive and loving family, all while starving, beating, and abusing all six of their adopted children. Jennifer eventually kills the entire family by intentionally driving them off of a cliff, but that is just one of the many twists and turns this story takes, so tune in to hear a detailed timeline of events that lead to the ultimate breakdown and tragedy. Once again, a common thread that ties all of these homeschooling tragedies together is the role that Child Protective Services continues to play and how they continue to drop the ball and fail children across the United States.
In this episode their research, quotes, timeline and facts come from the following sources:
Withering Under the White Gaze by Deep Green Philly for Medium
Hart Family Deaths Show — Again — How Much Home School Children Need Case Workers’ Vigilance by Betsy Hammond for The Oregonian/Oregonian Live
Devonte Hart Family Crash: Friend Who Reported Moms Pushes for Child Abuse Registry by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh for The Oregonian/Oregonian Live
6 Children of Sarah and Jennifer Hart by clmccracken for Homeschooling’s Invisible Children
Hart Family Deadly Crash: a Timeline by The Oregonian/Oregonian Live