BUTLER, GA (WTVM) - Starved and locked up for weeks in a hot shed during the summer are just some of the horrors a teen allegedly endured while in the custody of her adopted parents back in 2012.
"She said thank you for saving my life and what took you so long," said one child protective service worker on the stand.
The two state workers who arrived at the home of Diana and Samuel Franklin say they knew something wasn't right.
"Gut instincts hit, we did not get out of the car at that moment to go and approach that area because we were not aware of what the surroundings were," a scene another described as being like a horror movie.
Child protective service workers also said the Franklin family was receiving more than $700 in cash each month to help support the victim.