Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 12.19.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Feb 29,2008
Teen allegedly died in fire chained to bed
by UPI

CENTREVILLE, Mich. - A Michigan teenager killed in a fire in her home had been chained to her bed, the Kalamazoo Gazette reported Friday.

The newspaper cited anonymous sources who said that Calista Springer, 16, of Centreville was very thin. The sources said that complaints had been made about alleged abuse and neglect in her home dating back to 1995.

Calista's stepmother, Marsha Springer, was burned in the fire Wednesday night but survived. Her father, Anthony Springer, was not home at the time.

Anthony Springer told the Gazette that his daughter was tied to her bed at night because she had mental problems and might harm herself.

The teenager had been removed from public school before she entered junior high, with her parents saying they would educate her at home. Parents who knew her in elementary school said that she came to school wearing long-sleeved shirts even in hot weather and that volunteers kept shampoo and soap for her at school so she could shower there.

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1108 times read

Related news
90-year-old dies in home with no heat by UPI posted on Jan 31,2008

TV Close-Up: Jerry Springer by Eirik_Knutzen posted on Jul 06,2007

Two teens charged with arson in SE Bend home fire by Cheryl McDermott posted on May 31,2007

Weapons taken from elementary school kids by UPI posted on Apr 10,2009

School board expands emergency drills by UPI posted on Apr 14,2008

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.50Rating: 4.50Rating: 4.50Rating: 4.50Rating: 4.50 (total 32 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?