A quick-thinking waitress saved an 11-year-old who allegedly endured a sickening campaign of “torture” and cruelty from his parents. Flavaine Carvalho, from Florida, has been credited with freeing the victim from a potentially life-threatening situation by discreetly passing him a note. She became alarmed when every member of his family was given food except him – and then she spotted he had painful-looking bruises on his arm. Flavaine, who works at the Mrs Potato Restaurant in Orlando, passed him a note saying “do you need help?” When he signalled yes, she called police. The boy’s stepfather, Timothy Wilson, and mum Kristen Swann, allegedly inflicted horrific injuries on him by tying him up, beating him and hanging him upside down. Speaking at a press conference, WOFL-TV reports, Flavaine said: “I could see he had a big scratch between his eyebrows. “A couple of minutes later, I saw a bruise on the side of his eye. So I felt there was something really wrong.” She rang 911 as the family dined on January 1, telling officers: “I’m super concerned and I don’t know what to do, can you give me some advice? What I can do?” When officers arrived, the boy rolled… Read full this story
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