Candace Elizabeth Newmaker

Candace Elizabeth Newmaker

Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Apr 2000 (aged 10)
Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 7877765 · View Source
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The girl whose death insipired Colorado's "Candace's Law," which served to outlaw the controversial "rebirthing" therapy that killed her. She was born Candace Tiara Elmore to Angela and Todd Elmore. She was taken away and put into foster care as a young child and later adopted on June 14, 1996, by Jeanne Newmaker. Newmaker claimed Candace had attachment problems and took her to Colorado for the therapy. Wrapped head to toe in a blanket with 673 lbs. of adults on her 70 lb. body and pushing on her with pillows for over an hour, she begged for them to stop, begged for respite, told them she was sick and thought she was going to die. Even after she vomited, the therapist told her to "go ahead and die" and called her a "quitter." She died the following day in a Colorado hospital. The therapists got 16 years in prison, her adoptive mother was also charged in her death.

Bio by: A Marine's Daughter

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Candace Elizabeth Newmaker (19 Nov 1989–18 Apr 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7877765, ; Maintained by A Marine's Daughter (contributor 46506165) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.