600-pound couple starved daughter, made her eat human waste

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Chad Chritton and Melinda Drabek-Critton allegedly starved their daughter, made her eat human waste
Melinda Drabek-Chritton and Chad Chritton face child abuse charges for starving their 15-year old daughter, who they kept locked in the basement.

The girl told investigators that the abuse began when she was ten. The family locked her in the basement, where Drabek-Chritton, who is the girl's stepmother, would beat her. The girl, now 15, weighed 70 pounds when she escaped her abusers.

In addition to being starved in the basement, the girl told police that she was deprived of a bathroom, so she would take showers using the sink and went to the bathroom "in boxes or containers." If things got messy, the girl told investigators, "they will make me eat it. Or drink it or rub it on my face."

The girl told investigators that she could hear the family getting ready for its day every morning, according to the Associated Press, but they would ignore her when she begged for food. She mostly ate scraps from the floor or in the garbage, she told investigators.

The Chrittons did not allow her to go to school or church. On occasions where she ran away, they would bring her home and threaten her.

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Melinda Drabek-Chritton beat and starved her stepdaughter, police allege

Chad Chritton, her father, weighs 240 pounds while her stepmother Melinda Drabek-Chritton tips the scales at 370, according to police.

The girl escaped the house on February 6, after being threatened by Drabek-Chritton. The girl's stepmother threatened to throw her down the stairs. The girl ran out the door "barefoot and lightly dressed," and was discovered by a motorist.

The girl's stepbrother, Josh Drabek, has also been charged for abusing the girl. Josh Drabek allegedly began sexually assaulting her when she was ten. He would force her to perform oral sex on him.

Attorney Thomas J. McClure, representing the girl's parents, insists his clients are "good people" who have been "unfairly characterized by an incomplete investigation," according to WKOW.

In court today, the Wisconsin couple asked to have their bail lowered because neither parent is a flight risk.

We'll keep you up to date on events as they unfold.


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jfladager
jfladager

Children always get screwed by the system in these abuse cases. The punishment is never ever severe enough. Insane cruelty to children and vulnerable people deserves real harsh time. Hard labor. And anguishing days and nights until "it" leaves this world.

wifey3421
wifey3421

THEY DESERVE DEATH FIRING SQUAD NEEDED I VOLUNTEER FOR THIS ONE OMG THIS POOR GIRL CAN COME HERE WITH US SHE WOULD BE TREATED LIKE A PRINCESS LIKE MY GIRLS ARE WOW SICK FUCKING PPL THIS KILLS ME

jharlin00
jharlin00

They are not a flight risk because they cannot move. Look at them.

aceofspeeds
aceofspeeds

Ugh, and they live RIGHT HERE IN MADISON, WI, this is disgusting!

CMbusiness
CMbusiness

I hope that complete and balanced coverage is given including the defense on this case. The press has fueled a rush to judgment based on statements given by a troubled teen. Did anyone ever consider that she is NOT "telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truch..."

A careless word may kindle strife, / A cruel word may wreck a life, / A timely word may level stress, / A loving word may heal and bless. — Author Unknown

Cheryl Hitchcock
Cheryl Hitchcock

I would love to have that poor abused girl over for a week, to ride our horses, go to the park and swing on the swings, go to the zoo, have some cook-outs, to to a baseball game, go fishing, play with our chickens and duckies, bike riding.  Precious little thing.  I hope someone is giving her alot of love and good times she has missed out on her whole life.  And I agree with some of the others, I don't think she should go back to her birthmom.

Cheryl Hitchcock
Cheryl Hitchcock

They both deserve prison in a pod with other super bad dimented evil inmates who are in for life!  The lifers have nothing to lose for bad behavior, what are they gonna do, add to their sentence?Then they can get mistreated and harrassed by the them....heheh. made to eat their own shit, drink their piss and many other creative nasty things. 

Lindajcrain
Lindajcrain

They should be starved and made to eat their own waste. Let them see how it feels. Life in prison should make them feel good.

Poizon-boi
Poizon-boi

these pigs should rottt in prison thats sick!! fukin grooss piggy people

Noonecares34
Noonecares34

honestly that fat ass step mom should be put in the electric chair... if she could fit. 

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

WOW. SO GLAD SHE GOT OUT. WHY SHE NOT TRY TO GET OUT WHEN THE FAMILY WAS NOT HOME. I HOPE THE TWO FATTYS. GO TO PRISON. NEAVER SEE THE DAYLIGHT EVER AGAIN. OH YES. GIVE THEM WATER ONLY. THEY WILL BURN IN HELL. FOR WHAT THEY DID.

J Charri
J Charri

Never in a million years. Can I fathom how any1 can harm a child. The law needs to makes serious changes, what is this world coming to?? The lawyers are only out for their quick dollar, wouldnt know truth if they fell over it , to represent the scum ( I know is a must ) but to out right lie 4 them, is so abhorent . I pray that child wont grow up imitating what was done to her. These dregs need putting out of their missery. Ugly vermint creatures they are!

Superstar
Superstar

Neither is a flight risk, no shit, they wouldn't get five feet without stopping for breath. Fucking disgusting human beings.

Kevin65511
Kevin65511

I think the girl may be lying.u eat feces and most of the time u die.It takes very little to sicken an entire restaurant....

Jermaine
Jermaine

How can anyone let a child go with this type of abused.Especialy their own child.This mistreatment of a child is disgusting,and they should lock them up,and through away the key.That little girl will be forever psychologically and emotionally mess up.They ruin her life;it will be hard for her to trust anyone ever again.They should have tuft laws on mistreatment of a child.

Chris
Chris

I would have to say that the guy shouldn't be charged in this situation. I am sure that he was under severe mental distress/post-traumatic stress seeing that woman naked.

This story definitely puts a negative stereotype against all those fat-ass women riding around on a scooter at Wall-Mart. You know, the ones that yell at the kid on the back of the scooter for putting Diet Coke in the cart instead of Coke!

Sheree Johnson
Sheree Johnson

What is this world coming to?!!?? Don't people have morels? Well we can know in the end God will judge them!!!!!!

URS
URS

the attorney is stupid! defending them and claiming there good people i doubt that! look what they did!

ChunkyMunkee
ChunkyMunkee

Even while in jail they will suck off the taxpayers tit they will get medical,dental,food,shelter and you know there are a lot of health issues already. But as they sit in that jail living off us the girl will probably be forgotten and have to fend for her self because it's sad the victims always seem to pay and lose more than the guilty. I pray for this girl that someone shows her love honest love and she blossoms inside and out.

Gryphon50a
Gryphon50a

why are the people who do this always grotesquely fat?

Darlenefranklin1984
Darlenefranklin1984

I believe that the parents that abuse there childern or child should get more than just a slap on there hands because the law puts more time on animal abusers than humans theres someting wrong with this picture. who is behind these abuse is the devil and his angels because if someone was in there right mind wouldn't never have abuse there child.theres is no excuse I dont care what you have been through when you were a child.people just dont care, the word of god said that it will be like this when time gets closer for his return.we need to pray for all childern and people that are being abuse in this world .

Peaches
Peaches

On top of all it, you all will like this one, the step-mother made the girl call her "your majesty" or "master", or she got more abuse!!

Candacem7
Candacem7

the girls biological mother is around and claimed to want her daughter back after giving her up for her boyfriend. The so- called "mother"(and my skin crawls when I think that I share that title with these people) said on the news that she made a mistake giving up her daughter,for a man she is no longer with. That being said, what makes this lady think in any way she deserves this girl back? Whats to say that she doesn't meet another man who she would be willing to exchange her lover for her child like in this current case? None of these people deserve to be called parents and I am just scratching the surface of what i think needs to be done to child abusers. How about starving these Fat F**ks and see how they like it? Or how about letting some other child molesters at the brother? in these cases I have no other feeling for these people other than rage and contempt!!! We as a society need an enima to flush out persons like this and rid ourselves of toxic waste like these people. They simply in my mind are not worth the air I breathe,and should just be non-exsistent!! These people and all child abusers and rapeists are not people at all they are monsters and are a cancer in our society. my heart goes out to this girl and all victims who suffer at the hand of the very people who are supposed to protect them.

Chelsea Scott
Chelsea Scott

They should no longer be allowed to breathe air.

Thisiswhyileftbmore
Thisiswhyileftbmore

Holy shit. If there is a shred of truth to this. I cannot say what I am thinking. They should just go and kill themselves.

ann p
ann p

do to the parents exactly what they did to their daughter.  or worse.

Brian
Brian

I SAY NO BAIL! As long as we continue to make cars big enough for fat people, these fat people are a flight risk as far as I'm concerned. It doesn't take a physically fit person to sit still while the vehicle gets you the fuck out of town. Also, how can they refer to themselves as "parents." Just because you have a kid doesn't make you a parent. Parents would never do that to their child. Both of these obese monsters are unfit to be called parents. 

soapbox suzi
soapbox suzi

disgusting! horrible! obviously they have never missed a meal! 

Woodydbook
Woodydbook

The biological family has created a trust fund, referring to the teen by her initials.  “A trust has been established which will be used for enriching and enhancing the quality of SLC’s life.  Especially supplemental and extra health care not otherwise available, as well as educational expenses, and to bring new, positive enjoyment and new, positive experience to her life,” cousin Tanya Hansen said.WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU THE LAST FIVE YEARS BIOLOGICAL FAMILY? 

E K
E K

She's not your stereotypical woman with a hyphenated last name...

Francesco
Francesco

Clearly not a flight risk. I've never seen a pair of hippos fly. 

Pamela Timmermans
Pamela Timmermans

A trust fund has been setup for the child via Foley & Lardner Law firm with independent trustees to oversee. The money will be used for much needed health services that are not covered by the government assistance program. To donate a check can be made out to SLC Trust Fund and sent to any Marine Credit Union, or Marine Credit Union, PO Box 510, Waupun, WI 53963 or you can donate via paypal to SLCtrustfund@gmail.com

JonnyBeGood
JonnyBeGood

It would be nice to have them be punished for what they did - that means life sentences or at least let loose in the public where they crimes are published where ever they are live.  I am sure the local community will take responsibility to dish out fair punishment.

beverlyrz13
beverlyrz13

Wtf put those people in prison let them eat some crap for breakfast and dinner

Charlie Cowan
Charlie Cowan

In a pod? oh no. General population. No protection. get it over with nice and quick, they deserve to die on the floor of a shower.

Sverige
Sverige

Kevin? You're an idiot.

rainflower
rainflower

@Chris You are an idiot Chris!  What a complete insensitive jackass!!!!

guest
guest

 I know you are joking about the dad but it's not funny at all and it's in poor taste. That piece of shit was 100% involved in all the abuse and torture. What a stupid thing to post.

Jamiebsch
Jamiebsch

That is some hilarious imagery.  Fucked up story, but hilarious imagery.

Sverige
Sverige

Too bad "god" didnt step in a little earlier, huh?

TeaBea
TeaBea

It's a defense attorney's job to defend a client, dude. That's what defense attorneys do. The Constitution mandates the accused's right to counsel, and with good cause. If the opinions of commenters on a local paper's blog were enough to send someone to jail, we'd all have a really bad time of things.

Even monsters have a right to a fair trial, and I can't imagine it'll be too hard to prove whether these people really are the monsters they sound like they are.

Guest
Guest

i wonder how much weight she's lost since she's been in jail.

Nean
Nean

she is a minor and they are stetting up a trust for her, so that maybe  why the 'mom' is now interested. She has suffered enough, I don't think anyone who was remotely near or 'could' have helped her over the years should get to be near her now. They failed when it counted and didn't care enough to watch out for her then. Her extended family sounds like the best bet- AFTER they are thoroughly investigated - AND her trust fund is secured so no one can get to it or abuse her in again by leaching her $/ future. Dispicable, but you'd would ( or maybe you wouldn't) be surprised how often this kind of shit happens- and how bad our system(s) are at protecting children..... I should know.

Charlie Cowan
Charlie Cowan

Children's aid services are horribly corrupt. It's not impossible to put in a "request" for a certain child, and the target's parents will be investigated round the clock until there is any evidence to remove the child and deny custody. I don't know the facts about her parents, though.

TeaBea
TeaBea

Reposting just to make sure the point's made: it's really hard to fight parental rights. Honestly. If a parent wants to prevent their kid from having contact with said kid's extended family, especially if it's extended family of an absent parent, it's extremely difficult for that extended family to force the custodial parent to allow contact. Short of obtaining a court order or kidnapping the child, there aren't a lot of options (and if contact wasn't allowed, odds aren't bad that the extended family only suspected that things were bad for this child and didn't actually know for a fact how bad things were--if they'd known, they could have taken that to authorities).I know nothing about this situation personally or this poor girl's extended family, but that's kind of how things go. In fights between a parent and extended family over contact with/custody of a child, the burden of proof is on the extended family, and it's a heavy burden of proof. In some situations (i.e., those in which the extended family are the ones who present a danger to the child rather than the parent) that's a really good thing. In situations like this,  though, not so much.

kimbev69
kimbev69

They are gonna make money off her now how sad

John
John

The biological family has created a trust fund, referring to the teen by her initials.  “A trust has been established which will be used for enriching and enhancing the quality of SLC’s life.  Especially supplemental and extra health care not otherwise available, as well as educational expenses, and to bring new, positive enjoyment and new, positive experience to her life,” cousin Tanya Hansen said.WHERE THE FUCK WERE YOU THE LAST FIVE YEARS BIOLOGICAL FAMILY? 

TeaBea
TeaBea

It's really hard to fight parental rights. Honestly. If a parent wants to prevent their kid from having contact with said kid's extended family, especially if it's extended family of an absent parent, it's extremely difficult for that extended family to force the custodial parent to allow contact. Short of obtaining a court order or kidnapping the child, there aren't a lot of options (and if contact wasn't allowed, odds aren't bad that the extended family only suspected that things were bad for this child and didn't actually know for a fact how bad things were--if they'd known, they could have taken that to authorities).

I know nothing about this situation personally or this poor girl's extended family, but that's kind of how things go. In fights between a parent and extended family over contact with/custody of a child, the burden of proof is on the extended family, and it's a heavy burden of proof. 

In some situations (i.e., those in which the extended family are the ones who present a danger to the child rather than the parent) that's a really good thing. In situations like this,  though, not so much.

Pajumas
Pajumas

It's true.  Even when you do take it to the authorities.  I think a better option is putting it on the news.  Then they can't sweep it under the proverbial rug without anyone noticing.

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