Judge affirms sentence for woman who starved her helpless son to death

By Dave Andrusko Unfortunately, I have read about and reported on way too many cases in which cognitively impaired children and adults were treated grotesquely. No lesser description will suffice. The most powerful reporting I have ever read on such a case was written by Chris Kelly, a columnist for the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pennsylvania. …

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Voiceless in life, Robert Gensiak’s mourners determined his voice will be heard

  Mr. Gensiak weighed 69 pounds when he died at age 32 By Dave Andrusko The unfortunate truth is that while we run many uplifting, soul-nourishing stories on NRL News Today, the anti-life cancer, which has long since metastasized, continues to claim additional victims beyond 1.1 million unborn babies who lives are taken each year. …

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Sister found guilty in starvation death of her brother wants to withdraw guilty plea, obtain lighter sentence

  By Dave Andrusko Last week the community of Taylor, a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, could be forgiven if residents there expected some kind of closure in the hideous starvation death of Robert Gensiak. Lackawanna County Judge Margaret Bisignani Moyle sentenced Robert’s mother, Susan Gensiak, to 10-20 years in state prison; Robert’s sister Joan …

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Man with Down Syndrome dies after horrendous neglect

By Dave Andrusko Last week the mother and sisters of Robert Gensiak were arraigned on third-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and neglect of care for a dependent person charges in the starvation death of a 32-year-old Taylor, Pennsylvania, man who had Down syndrome. Robert Gensiak had “wasted away to 69 pounds because his mother and sisters …

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