We are into ‘William Linn McCue And Carina Wisniewski McCue, Charged For Felony Murder Indictment After 15-Year-Old Son Allegedly Started Fire That Killed 10-Year-Old Daughter’ A father and mother created the squalid circumstances in which their daughter Zoe McCue, 10, died in a fire, authorities say.
William Linn McCue And Carina Wisniewski McCue, Charged For Felony Murder Indictment After 15-Year-Old Son Allegedly Started Fire That Killed 10-Year-Old Daughter
William Linn McCue, 47, and Carina Wisniewski McCue, 38, were indicted Wednesday for charges including felony murder, show online records out of Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Authorities previously said Zoe’s 15-year-old brother set fire to the family home in the city of Loganville early on April 17, Easter Sunday. He made his way to a church in nearby Rockdale County, where he confessed to the arson, police said. The teenager faces charges including murder, but the ensuing investigation allegedly turned up evidence of other crimes involving their parents.
According to the police, Zoe was discovered dead in an enclosed bathroom with a makeshift bed in the bathtub. Due to the septic tank being full or not functioning, the actual toilets at home were not in use.
Gwinnett County Police Special Victims Unit needs assistance in locating William McCue and Carina McCue. During an investigation regarding aa fire of their home, both have been charge with Cruelty to Children 1 and 2 degree and Kidnapping.— Gwinnett County Police (@GwinnettPd) May 7, 2022
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GWINNETT COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE APPREHENDS TWO FUGITIVES— Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office (@GwinnettSO) June 30, 2022
WANTED FOR CRUELTY AGAINST CHILDREN
(Cleveland, G.A., June 30, 2022) – The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit has William and Carina McCue in custody.
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According to the indictment, Zoe was killed when her brother started a fire because McCues had locked her inside the room.
The five children, who were all minors, allegedly endured a long list of physical abuse at the hands of the couple. This included denying them access to running water, making them use toilet buckets in their bedrooms as a punishment, making them stand for lengthy periods of time on cinderblocks, and forbidding bathroom breaks during this time to the point where the kids had to urinate on themselves. The youngsters were forced to remain to stand, as their parents whipped them when they collapsed during these punishments, the indictment said.
The couple also shocked the victims with electric shock collars, refused to let them attend school, and refused to homeschool them, the indictment said. The defendants struck, whipped, and beat the children using hands, belts, and a metal pipe, the indictment said. The McCues allegedly isolated the victims so they did not see their siblings or neighbors. They also deprived the children of “necessary sustenance to the extent that said child’s health and well-being was jeopardized,” the indictment said.
The couple is charged with three counts of felony murder, two of cruelty to children in the first, aggravated assault, and false imprisonment.
The case against Zoe’s brother remains ongoing. The other children were taken into state custody, authorities have said.
Investigators announced in May that the McCue’s were on the run and finally found them in late June.