GBI probes shock collar on Ga. child

Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:09 AM
Last updated 7:12 AM
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BUTLER, Ga. -- GBI agents seized a canine shock collar that a Taylor County couple allegedly used to punish their adopted teenage daughter.

The collar was sitting on a table in the Butler home of Diana and Samuel Franklin on Tuesday when Diana Franklin was arrested, said Wayne Smith, the special agent in charge of the GBI’s Columbus field office, told The Telegraph newspaper in Macon.

The couple was charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment after allegations that they had locked the 15-year-old girl inside a chicken coop, an outhouse and a storage building for days at a time.

Smith said the collar is being tested for DNA

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 07/12/12 - 07:47 am
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Sick People

If these allegations are true then this is a sick duo......even without the shock collar part they are still sick, who would lock a child up in a chicken coup or anywhere else as far as that is concerned? I wonder sometimes if these type of sick minded people get even more sick ideas from watching to much television.

Jeepster2001
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Jeepster2001 07/12/12 - 08:26 am
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No Excuse For This Behavior
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Lock them both up for a VERY LONG time. Taser both of them, a couple of times, just so they will understand that this is unacceptable behavior. Remove their parental rights, and send the girl to a family that will protect her. Sick you-know-whats.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/12/12 - 08:51 am
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How did they manage to adopt

How did they manage to adopt to begin with? I thought they vetted potential adoptive families very thoroughly.

Jane18
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Jane18 07/12/12 - 09:12 am
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Sick??

No, people that do things like this, or any other brutal acts, are evil. Just plain out evil. I really hope they will be prosecuted to the max(for this type of charge)!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 07/12/12 - 09:30 am
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How did they ever get this child?

Are these morons so pathological that they just wanted something they could torture, or did they actually believe they were "disciplining" her to make her "behave"?

They need to spend a few days' time-out in a sealed plastic bag, pondering what they've done to this child.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 07/12/12 - 10:58 am
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The sad truth is this goes on

The sad truth is this goes on more often than you would think. Some of these people become foster parents or adopt for the money. There are so many children out there needing homes that the state will place them wherever possible. I've accidentally grabbed on to one of these shock collars and it doesn't feel good. Send these two pieces of trash to prison.

KSL
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KSL 07/12/12 - 11:13 am
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And there are some really

And there are some really incorrigible children. If that is the case, did they handle the situation right, No.

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