She Simply Didn’t Know
When she was young, she simply didn’t know any better. She had seen those things since she was a little girl and she thought every family was like that.
But now she knew the truth. She knew that her mother was pure evil, and it was up to her to expose those secrets. There was no way The Most Evil Mother In America would get away with what she had done.
It Started Off Well
Tammy’s life started off great. She had a loving father, a caring mother, and five brothers and sisters who meant the world to her.
It was the family every little girl wanted. But the bliss wouldn’t last as long as she hoped it would. Tragedy was about to strike the young family, and every single one of them would pay the price.
A Sweet Family Of Eight
When Tammy was born, she was the eighth and last member of the sweet Franklin family. And at that point, everything was still normal.
Sure, most of her brothers and sisters had different fathers, but that wasn’t something any of them scoffed at. They loved the dad they had then, and that was all that mattered.
She Was The Youngest
Tammy was the youngest of six siblings, and at the time, she thought it was a good thing. Little did she know that she would be the one who suffered the most.
Being the last born had its advantages. But it also had its disadvantages, and those seemed to be the most prominent factor in her existence. What happened to the little girl to cause such trauma?
She Grew Up In The Good Times
For the first few years of her life, Tammy had a fantastic time. Her father treated her like the apple of his eye, and all her siblings treated her like the princess she was born to be.
She had all the love and presents she could ever have asked for. But that all changed when she was about five years old.
Then Everything Changed
During that year, everything changed. Her parents started arguing with each other a lot, and both of them began to change.
Her mom was drinking far more than she used to, and accusations were being thrown left and right. The little piece of heaven Tammy had grown up in had all but disappeared, and things were about to get a whole lot worse.
A Heated Fight
One night Tammy was playing in her room, and she heard her parents arguing once more. But this time, the fight was a heated one, with things smashing against walls.
Tammy didn’t remember much, but she did remember that her father accused her mother of cheating. And her mother had confirmed the suspicion. Then she heard a loud boom.
With A Tragic End
An ambulance arrived a few minutes later, and Tammy never saw her father again. At such a young age, she had no idea what happened. She just thought he had left and never came back.
But looking back, she understood that the fight had a very tragic end. Her father had passed away that night, and it was her mother who killed him.
Only 7 Left
Then there were only seven of them left, and Tammy thought that her father’s disappearance would bring them closer together. But sadly, that wasn’t the case at all.
In fact, her father’s death had the complete opposite effect. Instead of bringing them together, it turned their lives around completely. And it was the children who suffered the most.
Things Got So Much Worse
Things went from bad to worse after her father passed away. Tammy’s mother lost complete control of everything that was going on around her.
She locked herself and her children up in a one-bedroom apartment that was hardly big enough for two people, not to mention seven. And she just let them deteriorate. They weren’t being fed. They hardly bathed. And they never left the house.
Alcoholic With Serious Mental Issues
What Tammy didn’t understand at the time was that her mother was suffering from two conditions. She had severe alcoholism, and over time she had developed some serious mental issues.
But that was just the beginning of her problems. This woman had a long history of violence, and her vicious side was starting to catch up.
That’s When It All Began
Since her husband’s death, Tammy’s mom started spiraling out of control. She was permanently drinking, and she spent more time in bars than in her own home. But there was a problem.
Over the years, her looks had faded, and that was what upset her more than anything else. And she decided to take her rage out on the six children she had all but abandoned.
Her Oldest Brother
It started with her older brother. He had said something to upset their mother, but he had no idea what consequences that would have.
Sadly things didn’t end too well for the young man. He ended up in a forest on the outskirts of town. And in the end, he was nothing more than a John Doe the police still had to identify.
Not A Care In The World
The rest of the children were sad and terrified after what they had seen. But they were so young at the time that they didn’t really understand what was going on.
What they did understand, though, was that their mother didn’t seem to care about what she had done. It was almost as if she had just swot away a fly.
The Girls Grew Up
For a little while, things were quiet. Tammy and her siblings were just going with the blows until something happened that changed everything.
Tammy’s two older sisters were reaching puberty, and that didn’t sit too well with their mother at all. That was when things became even worse than they had been. Their mother was on a warpath, and they were the targets.
It Was A Problem
Tammy’s mother had recently found herself a new boyfriend, and he was very friendly with the children. That was something their mother saw as a threat as they were coming of age.
She had this belief that her daughters were trying to steal her boyfriend, and that was something she wouldn’t stand for. So she got rid of the man and turned her attention to her daughters.
With her jealousy creeping to the surface, Tammy’s mother did the unthinkable. She started turning her children on each other, forcing them to give out the beatings in her stead.
But that was just the beginning of her madness. What she did next would leave every single one of her children scarred for the rest of their lives.
Her Oldest Sister
For two years, Tammy’s mother had her older sister tied up in a sectioned-off corner of the house. For two years, the girl was beaten and mistreated by every single one of her siblings.
And then, one day, the situation just exploded. Tammy’s sister begged for mercy, but she got none. And at the end of that dreadful day, she ended up a few miles away from where her brother was found.
Yet Another Brother
But Tammy’s sister wasn’t the only one who met her end that night. After hearing the girl’s pleas, her brother stood up. He went up against his own mother, and he paid the price for it.
In a drastic turn of events, the youngest of the children saw both of their siblings die. And they were forced to get rid of the bodies.
The Middle Sister
A few weeks later, Tammy’s mother turned her attention to her second-oldest daughter. The middle sister who induced just as much rage as her sister did.
It was her turn to get punished, but her punishment wouldn’t be as short. The girl was forced to use her body for money, and when that became boring, she ended up in a situation similar to the one her sister faced.
The Middle Brother
After three years of seeing his sister suffering at the hands of their cold-hearted mother, Tammy’s middle brother tried to intervene.
It was late one night when he untied his sister and tried to make a run for it. But sadly, his plan ended in tragedy. Neither of them made it out of the house alive.
Scarred For Life
That meant that it was only Tammy who was left. And the poor girl was scarred for life. She had seen her father and every single one of her siblings die at the hands of her mother. And now she was the only one left.
What did that mean for her? Would she get a lucky break? Or was it only a matter of time before she suffered the same fate?
She Was Afraid
Tammy was terrified, and she had every right to be. Whenever her mom came home, she went to hide, and she only came out again when the woman left.
For years that seemed to work, but it wasn’t a life worth living. She was just a child. Yet she had seen more horrific things than most adults could dream of.
Coming Up With A Plan
Tammy knew that. She knew her life was in danger and that it was only a matter of time before she became a victim. But she didn’t want that.
She wanted the life she had when her father was alive, and she would get it. Tammy sat down for hours and thought about how she would escape. She had a basic idea since she had heard her brother and sister discussing it. Now all she needed was the means.
Stealing Some Money
The first thing Tammy had to get her hands on was some money, and she knew exactly where to get it. She waited for her mother to pass out every night, and that was when she acted.
Every time she got a chance, she snuck some money out of her mother’s purse. She was slowly collecting as much as she could, hoping she could get out sooner rather than later.
Only Twelve At The Time
Money was one thing, but Tammy faced another problem. She was only twelve at the time, and without any identification, she wouldn’t get very far.
She needed to come up with a plan and fast. Tammy needed an ID if she wanted to get anywhere, and she couldn’t really take her mother’s. She needed to find something else.
She Found A Key
Trying to find a way out, Tammy started going through her mother’s things. And that was when she found the key she needed.
She found her older sister’s ID card. And it was a perfect fit. She looked just like her sister now, and she could easily pass the age test if push came to shove. Now all she needed was a chance.
It Was Time
The time had come for Tammy to make her move, and she had never been so afraid in her life. She saw what happened to her brother and sister when they tried the same. And she was afraid the same would happen to her.
But she thought the risk was worth the reward, so she packed her backpack and made a run for it.
Her Great Escape
Tammy ran as far as her feet would carry her, and before she knew it, she was in the city. She then started asking about bus stops, and within an hour, she was buying a ticket.
She didn’t care where the bus took her, as long as it was far away from the nightmare she had been living.
Telling Her Story
Years had passed. Tammy had grown into a young woman, and she had made some great friends. It was those friends who informed her that her life was nothing to joke about.
They told her that she needed to reveal what she knew to the police, and that was exactly what she was going to do. There was only one problem. She was speaking to the wrong police department.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.