Genie Wiley

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Shortly afterward, Susan "Genie" was placed as a foster child with David and Marilyn Rigler, in 1971.  David was a psychologist at Children's Hospital, and Marilyn was a graduate student in human development, who would become Genie's first teacher.  She lived with the Riglers and their children in their home near Children's Hospital for about four years.  This ended when the National Institutes of Mental Health denied continued payment for the study of Susan "Genie".
 
Shortly afterward, Susan "Genie" was placed as a foster child with David and Marilyn Rigler, in 1971.  David was a psychologist at Children's Hospital, and Marilyn was a graduate student in human development, who would become Genie's first teacher.  She lived with the Riglers and their children in their home near Children's Hospital for about four years.  This ended when the National Institutes of Mental Health denied continued payment for the study of Susan "Genie".
  
"Garnered by the Tribune [''Arcadia Tribune'' (Arcadia, CA)] was the 1971 First Place award for Best Individual Spot News Reporting of all weekly newspapers in the state.  The award was given for stories and photos in the tragic circumstances of Clark Wiley and his wife who were charged with child abuse in the alleged imprisonment of their 3-year-old [sic] daughter Susan in their Arcadia home throughout her life.  Stories were written by  Tribune Editor Dick Lloyd and writer Bob Brown with photos by Louis Nunez, and centered on Clark Wiley who took his own life minutes before he was to have appeared in court on the charges, his son John who was waiting outside for his father to come out for the drive to court, and interviews with friends at the scene and County Social Services officers who were watching over Mrs. Wiley.  Comments of the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest judges were: 'Spot story met deadline with detail, depth and photo.  Top story, commaning local and national attention, was augmented by fast breaking developments, all covered excellently by staff members." (see [http://newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=58100995&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=2 ''Arcadia Tribune'' (Arcadia, CA)], page 1)
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"Garnered by the Tribune [''Arcadia Tribune'' (Arcadia, CA)] was the 1971 First Place award for Best Individual Spot News Reporting of all weekly newspapers in the state.  The award was given for stories and photos in the tragic circumstances of Clark Wiley and his wife who were charged with child abuse in the alleged imprisonment of their 3-year-old [sic] daughter Susan in their Arcadia home throughout her life.  Stories were written by  Tribune Editor Dick Lloyd and writer Bob Brown with photos by Louis Nunez, and centered on Clark Wiley who took his own life minutes before he was to have appeared in court on the charges, his son John who was waiting outside for his father to come out for the drive to court, and interviews with friends at the scene and County Social Services officers who were watching over Mrs. Wiley.  Comments of the CNPA Better Newspapers Contest judges were: 'Spot story met deadline with detail, depth and photo.  Top story, commaning local and national attention, was augmented by fast breaking developments, all covered excellently by staff members." (see [http://newspaperarchive.com/PdfViewerTags.aspx?img=58100995&firstvisit=true&src=search&currentResult=2 ''Arcadia Tribune'' (Arcadia, CA)], 13 Feb 1972 page 1)
  
 
At this time she went to live with her mother, who having been acquitted of all charges and following cataract surgery, now wanted to take care of her.  But Irene found it too difficult and so Genie was moved to the "Beatrice Mansfield family home" in 1975.  She was placed with the Crocketts about 1977.  Susan's mother Irene Wiley appears in one of these documents dated Jan 1974.  And again Irene signs an authorization form in Jun 1975.
 
At this time she went to live with her mother, who having been acquitted of all charges and following cataract surgery, now wanted to take care of her.  But Irene found it too difficult and so Genie was moved to the "Beatrice Mansfield family home" in 1975.  She was placed with the Crocketts about 1977.  Susan's mother Irene Wiley appears in one of these documents dated Jan 1974.  And again Irene signs an authorization form in Jun 1975.

Revision as of 12:45, 9 June 2008

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