The Pendleton Panther

A Life Comes to a Short, Tragic End

Posted on: October 28, 2009



Dead at Age 10

Everybody at school suspected that Charleeni Ferreira, a 10-year-old girl from Philadelphia, was being beaten or abused in her own household. Every time the subject of injuries was brought up to Charleeni’s parents, they often told contradicting stories that seemed to be pre-planned. Some of the most common stories included “She stabbed herself with a pencil in the dark,” “A pipe fell on her foot,” and “she accidently tore her toenail.” Charleeni ended up being killed last week and the death was classified as torture. Her father and stepmother are the accused. Her dad hung himself earlier this week while facing jail time for beating his daughter to death. It is a shame she had no one to turn to and authorities couldn’t get to the family before it was to late. The big question behind the case now is, why didn’t anyone know of these beatings or the abusiveness of this family? Charleeni had reportedly visited approximately 8 doctors of the past few years and had been involved with the Department of Human Services, but somehow no one ever concluded that she was being beaten. After all the people who have been involved with or seen her over the past three years, it took an elementary school nurse to detect the problem. This is a tragedy that we all are sorry to read about an it brings sadness to our hearts. It begins to make us wonder, what is going on behind closed doors at nights, especially in big urban cities were crime and danger lurk at every corner. We can only hope that after stories such as this that people recognize the threats and terrors out there and make better decisions themselves, or be cautious of others around them.



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