Invisible Children

Laree Slack

Content note: Case narratives include descriptions of severe violence inflicted on children, including abuse and neglect, sexual violence, torture, and murder, as well as mentions of suicide and domestic violence. They also include photos of victims and perpetrators of violence.

12-year-old Laree Slack died from internal bleeding after being beaten with rubberized electrical cable by her parents, Larry and Constance Slack. Larry and Constance were devout Jehovah’s Witnesses who homeschooled their six children and followed interpretations of Biblical discipline that included whippings. The incident that led to Laree’s death, as well as the severe beating of her 8-year-old brother, began when a credit card was lost because it was hidden under dirty laundry. The family’s laundry was Laree’s responsibility. Larry was sentenced to life in prison for Laree’s murder and thirty years in prison for the aggravated battery of Laree’s brother; Constance was sentenced to twenty five years in prison for murder.

Date: November 11, 2001
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Documents: Date:
Girl died after parents struck her 160 times, court told 2001-11-04
Murder of Laree Slack (Wikipedia)