Michelle’s grandmother, Deborah Knight, confirmed the information, telling 19 Action News: “When she was severely beaten, he had beat her so bad in the face, she has to have facial reconstruction, and she’s lost hearing in one ear.”
Records obtained by Carl Monday investigations show Michelle may have faced physical abuse before she was kidnapped. Records show David Feckley was charged and convicted in the early 2000’s of child endangerment, for breaking Michelle’s infant son’s arm. He served eight years in prison. But a rape charge was dropped when the alleged victim, Michelle, couldn’t be found. Of course, now we know where she was: on Seymour Avenue.
Michelle wasn’t seeing visitors Thursday, not even her family. Yesterday, her mom, in from Naples, Florida, met with Michelle briefly at the hospital. But a relative told us the meeting was strained, and Michelle asked her mom to leave.