Christine Gelineau, Amy Nason and Daniel Taylor Cantrell
Crimes: Torture, Abuse, Assault
So often what it takes to stop the darkest evil is for one brave individual to do the right thing and expose it to the light. The savior in this story is a 12-year-old girl who witnessed a horrifically abusive situation at her friend’s house. She saw the victim being forced to eat worms. Yup, worms.
Being a smart person, the girl took photos with her cell phone as evidence. She then told her parents and they called the authorities. Kudos to that girl and her parents — they probably saved a life.
The victim in this story was Christine Gelineau’s 18-year-old son. The villains in this story are Christine Gelineau and her niece Amy Nason, both of Concord, New Hampshire, and their pal Daniel Tyler Cantrell of Sparta, Tennessee.
Worm eating was the least of the victim’s worries. As repugnant as it was it was minor compared to the horrific tortures Christine Gelineau, Amy Nason and Daniel Tyler Cantrell inflicted upon their victim.
The scene of the crime was Christine Gelineau’s home on Modena Drive in Concord, New Hampshire. It looked quite respectable on the outside, but inside it was nothing short of a torture chamber and hellhole. From March 10 to April 14, 2013 the evil trio made their victim’s life a near-endless cycle of agony, humiliation and hate.
Christine Gelineau, 52, and her niece Amy Nason, 29, met Daniel Tyler Cantrell, 20, in Sparta, Tennessee. They took him home with them to Concord supposedly because he said he wanted to find employment. I think they really took him home because they found in him a kindred spirit of the darkest, most evil kind.
Amy Nason was no angel. She’d been convicted of theft in 2008 in Maine. She was convicted later of 5 counts of animal cruelty in New Hampshire. In 2011 the nasty bitch had left 11 animals to languish in filth and squalor at an apartment from which she’d been evicted. When police entered the apartment at the behest of the landlord they found a dead cat, a dead turtle, and the remaining animals in distress with no food or water. Three dogs were infested with fleas and had Lyme disease.
Daniel Tyler Cantrell likewise was no law-abiding citizen. In Tennessee he had convictions of aggravated criminal trespassing and failure to appear in court.
Daniel Tyler Cantrell moved in with Christine Gelineau, her 18-year-old son, and Amy Nason and her daughter.
I don’t know if Daniel Tyler Cantrell bothered to find employment in Concord. He filled much of his time amusing himself by abusing and torturing Christine Gelineau’s son.
And where was Christine Gelineau while her boy was being attacked? Why, she was right there joining in the fun.
Christine Gelineau had no criminal record, but I don’t for a minute believe she had never indulged in criminal behavior. It’s likely she never got caught before because she committed her crimes in her own home, and her victim was too damned scared to escape and tell.
So what did this evil gang of shitpiles do to the poor young man? Where to start? The list is so long, and so nasty.
The sick sadists twisted the victim’s ankle until it broke. They strangled him almost to death several times. They forced him to drink urine. They forced him to eat feces. They forced him to eat worms. They forced him to swallow dish soap. That’s for starters.
They starved him and refused to let him bathe. They overdosed him with anti-depressants and muscle-relaxers.
They beat him with a stick. They held lit cigarettes against his skin. They tied him up in a bedroom and used a lighter on him. They burned his nipples off, completely. His own mom burned his penis. His mom also stabbed him with a pen and kicked him in the face.
And what was the motivation for all this? Nothing but sheer, unadulterated brutality.
“It’s not a money thing. It’s not about jealously. There are a lot of things that can create motive,” said Police Ltd. Timothy O’Malley. “Right now the best thing we can come up with is abject cruelty.”
The horrific torture and abuse would no doubt have continued had it not been for that 12-year-old girl who did the right thing and told her parents.
On Monday, April 15th, 2013, Concord Police Department responded immediately to the tip that a young man was being abused by his own family. They found the victim with a whole pile of injuries — the poor guy had burns, broken bones and abrasions. He was taken to Concord Hospital for treatment.
The sad thing is the victim was so scared of his abusers that he obeyed their orders to tell the police he’d hurt himself (witness tampering!). Police didn’t believe for one instant he’d broken his own ankle and burned his own genitals and chest.
The victim has been recovering, but he has permanent nerve damage from the burns. He is apparently going to school and living with relatives. I truly hope that he can go on to live a happy, successful life and put all of this needless and heartless cruelty behind him.
Christine Gelineau, her niece Amy Nason and their buddy in crime Daniel Tyler Cantrell were arrested in April. On October 22, 2013, Christine Gelineau pled guilty to 1st-degree assault and witness tampering and was sentenced to 9 to 30 years in prison.
Her son got the opportunity to give a victim impact statement at the evil hellbitch’s sentencing. It read as follows:
“What you did to me is unforgivable. You beat me, starved me, almost chopped my penis off, threw my clothes away, wouldn’t let me bathe. You almost killed me by having me take three (antidepressants) and two muscle-relaxers.
“Now that I know you’re a complete criminal and only wanted me dead so you could go back to your old life.
“You won’t be able to attend my graduation or see me go on to college, so I wish you goodbye. I hope you realise you have lost everything you had.”
I am glad the young fellow has plans to go to college. I wish him all the best.
For his monstrous mother I wish all the worst. May she fester and rot in prison, alone and unloved. And may she suffer all of the agonies she dished out on her own son.
Daniel Tyler Cantrell is facing multiple charges including 2nd-degree assault, conspiracy to commit 2nd-degree assault, criminal restraint, simple assault, and tampering with witnesses. He is slated to go to trial in November 2013.
Naturally I wish Daniel POS f*ckwad Cantrell no luck except bad luck. If he can torture a young man day after day for no reason then he’s capable of anything.
Amy Nason also goes to court in November 2013. She was charged with tampering with witnesses and informants and reckless conduct.
I wonder how Amy Nason will defend making her cousin ingest feces, urine, dish soap and worms — those were her specialties apparently. I also wonder who is taking care of her daughter. I hope that young girl is in a safe, loving environment now.
I shall endeavour to keep readers posted about the upcoming trials — reminders are more than welcome!
BTW, I must congratulate myself for writing this whole article without once mentioning how absolutely scary-looking and downright fugly Christine Gelineau is. Ooops, I said it. (But it’s so very true.)
Amy Nason was convicted and sentenced to at least 5 years in prison.