They first met Robert and Gail Berchtold and their five children when they moved into the neighborhood in 1972. The saying 'You can't make this stuff up' applies tenfold to this tale. That's not an accurate rating. What's the deal with the dad? Eventually Mary Ann forcefully brought Jan back home, prompting numerous threatening phone calls from B. It's a fascinating watch, if only for the unbelievably naive mother and father.
Please join me while I scream. This was a great documentary. There are very sick people everywhere. I'm not saying this to attack them or insult them, but anyone who sees this will basically think the same thing, I mean seriously how can you not??? It was also surprising that the subjects especially the parents were as honest about their shortcomings as they were. But that doesn't mean that the documentary is not well done. Ultimately, anything I say won't even pale in comparison to the actual occurrences of the victim and her family.
The documentary covers the kidnappings of , an Idaho teenager who was abducted by her neighbor in the 1970s. Just when you think the shocking story cannot get any worse, another terrifying detail is revealed, resulting in perpetual jaw-dropping horror. Jan Broberg was one of the teachers and directors at my cities musical theater classes 2004ish. Usually with kidnapping documentaries it is someone they don't know , they are working tirelessly to get their kid back and want to see the person either dead or in prison forever. In the same breath I will also say that the book that Jan and her mother wrote is very important as a warning that, yes some people can be that cunning and yes some people can be that incredibly gullible.
This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. Why on earth was he spared so many times and allowed to continue to commit these crimes?! I don't think they still have a clue how this is basically all their fault. After reading the comments left by fellow viewers I felt compelled to leave a review of my own. Now with that being said, there's no way I can comment without adding the fact, because it is a fact that they were also dumber than a bag of hammers. In January of 1974, B was approached by the High Counsel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints due to their concerns regarding his involvement with another young girl, and they ordered him into therapy to help cure his obsession with Jan. How can a normal girl believe she has been chosen by extraterrestrial aliens to save their species by having a child with this same man? My mouth was agape throughout the entire film. She also had a gut sense to avoid interaction but not all children are born with that.
A well made film, the story moves quickly, there's no filler by any means. I'm shocked any of their children were lucky enough to make it to adulthood. B was charged with kidnapping, and the Brobergs were instructed by Welsh to avoid the Berchtold family. Because of this I knew she had been kidnapped as a kid , as I think it fueled her into the acting field and thats where she drew her emotion from. As for me I can only tell you that he would have kept his distance from my daughter at the first hint of an improper conduct or else there wouldn't have been anyone left to prosecute, I can tell you that!!! I'm still shaking my head. The parents are the stupidest sheep I have ever heard of. But B had no plans to go to prison, so before his sentencing, Robert Berchtold ended his life by overdosing on his heart medicine.
I can attempt a review or explanation of this documentary. That poor little girl, she was supposed to be protected by her parents and they pretty much handed her to him on a silver platter. If anything it's the parents fault 100000000%%%% and I hope they live with the guilt forever. I find the parents to be petty and criminally stupid. But, I guess they were easy targets as he was a closet homosexual and she was a sexually frustrated wife of a homosexual. In my mind, not forgiving somebody only puts up the jail cell kind of around you.
The father is more upset he gave the dude a handy than what happened to his daughter over 200 times. Say hello on Twitter or Instagram sydkn3e. She was let down by every adult in her life. When Bob found out he reluctantly filed for divorce, but the pair ultimately ended up deciding to work through their issues when Mary Ann promised to rid her life of B. Gail threatened Bob with the exposition of his homosexual tendencies, specifically toward B, if they refused to sign affidavits. This came shortly after threats from B about wanting to have Bob killed for keeping Jan from him.
And that brother of the predator seems like a lowlife. But, it definitely is a testament to the fact that the truth is stranger than fiction. Mentally incapable of seeing common sense. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy. In my opinion, Berchtold's wife should have been prosecuted as an accessory to have colluded to keep her husband out of jail and to have turned a blind eye to his activity. And if they were truthful about the horrible things they admitted to already, whatever they are hiding must be pretty bad. As a documentary this held my interest from start to finish.