Trials: Addenda to De Sade

Seated on folding chairs in a packed Indianapolis courtroom last week was the largest array of defendants to stand trial for a single murder in Indiana his tory. It was also one of the most bizarre: a wispy-haired 90-lb. woman, three of her children and two teen-age neighbor boys. As outlined by police, their story seemed almost unbelievably ugly.

It started last July, when 16-year-old Sylvia Marie Likens was left with her sister, Jenny, 15, in the care of Mrs.

Gertrude Baniszewski, 31, a divorced mother of six. Mrs. Baniszewski had offered to board...

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