Oklahoma City, OK — Some of you may recognize the she-beast to the left – Morbid posted a story about her back in September of ’09 after she and a male friend were accused of torturing and starving her 14-year-old son over a span of 4.5 years. Since she was recently sentenced, I figured I’d give the story another go-round.
38-year-old Rhonda McCall and her friend, 40-year-old Steve Hamilton, were arrested after McCall’s son escaped from her house of horrors that September and asked a security guard at a nearby National Guard facility for directions to the nearest police department – he wanted to turn his mother in for child abuse. The story the teen told police was beyond horrific…
He hadn’t been to school in years. He claimed that he had been kept tied up and locked in a closet. The scarred and malnourished child told police his mother and Hamilton poured alcohol on his skin and set him on fire. The pair beat him with a variety of tools including bicycle chains, wire cables and a car jack. He’d been tied naked to a ladder, doused in sugar-water and left there for hours to be bitten by bugs. He’d been made to stand naked in the snow. He’d been denied food.
This wasn’t the sadistic cow’s first brush with the law – she was convicted on manslaughter charges in the starvation death of her 2-year-old daughter in 1996, for which she served just six months in jail with an additional five years probation.
Charged with more than 20 counts each of torture and child abuse, both McCall and Hamilton were found guilty. McCall pleaded guilty last year, agreeing to let a judge set her penalty, and was sentenced to two life terms behind bars, and Hamilton got life plus 20 years for his role in the abuse. The teen was in the court room for Thursday’s sentencing hearing. He reportedly sent a note to the judge that read, “I forgive my mother but I will never forget what she did and words she said to me.”