The lesbian couple who died in a tragic car crash with their six children this March, reportedly lied about their daughter's age and kids' schooling before the deadly incident.
Various sources have come forward to claim that Jennifer and Sarah Hart withheld food from their kids, and physically abused them for years.
According to The Oregonian, the women's former Washington neighbors once called Child Protective Services after Devonte Hart (the boy who went viral for hugging a police officer during a protest) repeatedly visited them asking for food. Later, the neighbors claimed, Devonte's sister Hannah came to their house to say her mothers were abusing her! They guessed the little girl was 7, though Sarah and Jennifer Hart told them she was 12. Investigator have now discovered Hannah was actually 16, and quite malnourished.
A former friend of the female couple also told the publication that she offered Sierra Hart food during a festival, and watched as a livid Sarah grabbed her by the wrist and punished her for not sharing. "It left a mark around her wrist for days," the friend said. "Red turned to blue and yellow. She was in trouble for not sharing with everyone and she was called selfish."
Adding to the pal's chilling claims, authorities have now discovered that Sarah and Jennifer pulled their children out of school following Sarah's misdemeanor domestic assault guilty plea in 2011. Her arrest came after her daughter displayed her bruises at school.
Before their car accident, Jennifer and Sarah told friends they were moving from Washington to Oregon to escape the attention Devonte had received from his "free hugs" poster. They said they had to pull him out of school because of it, but it's now been revealed that the children had been informally homeschooled for years!
As RadarOnline.com readers know, the lesbian couple's vehicle flew off a cliff in California, killing them and their six children. While Devon and two others of his sibling's bodies have yet to be found, police suspect the crash was intentional, and all the children were inside the car at the time.
"While it has been documented that the car was traveling at 90 mph upon impact, it is not conclusive whatsoever. We do have reason to believe, however, that the crash was intentional. This is all based on preliminary information," California Highway Patrol Acting Assistant Chief Greg Baart told KGW 8 News earlier this month.
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