Regardless of any of the suspects' pasts, if Waas was being abused she should have gone to the police herself. Nobody deserves to be "choked (the cause of death), punched, pushed into a fire pit, burned with cigarettes and shot with a pellet gun." how horrible for the family having such grisley details publicized. personally i think the perpetrators should suffer the same punishment. regardless of who did what, anybody that stands by and lets that happen to somebody without stepping in deserves the same treatment.
"Be excellent to each other." - Bill S Preston, Esquire & Ted "Theodore" Logan