A brutal experiment

Some people just came to the world to endure suffering. There is no word of happiness in the life of such people. We are telling the story of such a girl today. A poor girl who was abused by her father and cruel adopters. She was subjected to an experience that took his life.

The rebirth of Candance Newmaker:

Candace Elizabeth Newmaker looked like a normal 10-year-old girl. Before she became a Newmaker she was Candace Tiara Elmore, an innocent daughter of a teenage mom and abusive father.


Candace was born in Lincolnton, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Angela and Todd Elmore. At a young age, she and her younger brother Michael and sister Chelsea were removed from the residence for neglect and separated by social services. When she was five-years-old, her parents’ parental rights were eliminated. After two years, she was adopted by Jeane Elizabeth Newmaker, an unmarried woman and pediatric nurse practitioner in Durham, North Carolina.


She had been diagnosed with reactive detachment disease, a psychiatric illness thought to be caused by the downfall of natural bonding with a parent or caregiver during the beginning.

Basic treatment for the disorder depends on intensive psychotherapy with the victim and family, as well as “holding therapy” in which the victim is hugged, held, and cuddled by the therapist and caretaker.


In the issue of Candace Newmaker, “rebirthing therapy” was adopted. The therapy used on Candace Newmaker was a variant planned to reproduce the birth procedure and is a kind of regression therapy. Her therapists, social workers Connell Watkins and Julie Ponder, and two juniors restrained the 10-year-old Candace.

Eventually, they crushed her with a combined weight of 304 kg, repeatedly teasing her and encouraging her to squeeze through and be reborn. She was subjected to a three-hour round of rebirthing during which she was instructed to “imagine yourself as a teeny infant inside your mother’s womb and what it felt like”

The little girl was instructed she should scream and weep like a baby, and wriggle out of the blanket and away from the people lying on top of her.

They told:

“You’re leaving to go through the birth canal” and promised:

“While you are in the womb, you’ll have sufficient air to breathe.”

The four adults, weighing a total of 673 pounds against Candace’s 70, started to apply strength.

In a video, Candace is heard to say,

“Whoever is pushing on my skull, it’s not helping.” Later she announced: “I can’t do it, I can’t do it. I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.” A minute later, the child tells that she is going to die. She cried: “Please, please quit pushing. I can’t breathe. OK, I’m dying, I’m sorry.”

At this level, the therapists shout: “You wish to die? OK, then die. Go ahead, die right now.”

Later, still requesting for, help, Candace requests:

“Please, you told me that you would provide me some oxygen” and: “I’m throwing up. I almost threw up. I gotta poop. I gotta poop.”

Still, the adults keep going calling her a “quitter” and a “twerp”, saying to her that she brings to be stuck in her “own puke and poop”.

Despite the girl’s crieedema, she was struggling, the therapists continued to push her in a try to stimulate uterine contractions.

Eventually, they ask Candace if she likes to be reborn. “No,” she tells.

It was the final word she ever utters. When the blanket was eliminated, Candace was blue.

After a night on life support at a children’s hospital, the little 10-year-old girl who had dreamed of being killed died from brainstem herniation and cerebral edema, brought on by mechanical asphyxiation.


Connell Watkins and her junior were accused of reckless child abuse resulting in death and convicted to 16 years in prison.

The other two people who had carried the pillows in the video were given 10 years probation for criminally negligent child abuse and convicted to serve 1,000 hours of community service as part of a plea agreement.

As a result of Candace Newmaker’s death, a law was initiated in Colorado and North Carolina that restricted risky birth re-enactment, ents, and similar legislation were instructed in other states as well.

Source: Wikipedia and Quora’Answer

One Comment Add yours

  1. Mel obrien says:

    Absolutely heart breaking


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