May 2021 Bonus Review #1: An American Crime

2007's account of Sylvia Likens's murder can only glance at the heart of the story's darkness.

The crime
From the “Murder of Sylvia Likens” Wikipedia page, which I will link to in a moment, with the strongest possible content warning:

Sylvia Likens (January 3, 1949 – October 26, 1965) was an American teenager who was tortured and murdered by her caregiver, Gertrude Baniszewski, many of Baniszewski's children and several of their neighborhood friend…

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