Abusive caregivers charged with 10-year-old’s disturbing death

HONOLULU, HI – A chilling case of child abuse has emerged from Honolulu, with the arrest of two caregivers and a woman associated with them in the horrific death of a 10-year-old girl. The victim, Geanna Bradley, apparently succumbed to prolonged abuse and neglect, chronic starvation, and injuries stemming from blunt force assault.

Legal guardians Brandy and Thomas Blas, along with Debra Geron, deemed Geanna’s non-biological grandmother, were taken into custody on February 8. They face charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping, and unlawful imprisonment, as confirmed by Honolulu Police Lt. Deena Thoemmes at a press conference.

Local authorities found Geanna’s severely emaciated body with visible signs of abuse, including facial injuries and part of her nose missing. Upon further investigation, the police unearthed evidence of shocking mistreatment involving disturbing images of Geanna bound and enclosed within a small space, her injuries visible.

Geanna had been in the care of the Blases since she was two years old. The couple was reportedly receiving $1,961 per month from the state for Geanna’s care.

However, the girl’s tragic case wasn’t the end of the story. Detectives also discovered signs of potential abuse on a 4-year-old boy who was under the suspects’ care. Following the revelations, Child Welfare Services took custody of this boy and the couple’s four biological children, aged between 3 and 14.

While Geanna’s abuse and subsequent death came to light after the police received a call on January 18, Honolulu Police Chief Joe Logan urged the public to report any suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to Crime Stoppers or 911.

The child’s biological father, Gerime Bradley, had not seen her since 2016. He hopes Geanna will be remembered as a sweet, loving child. The arrested parties’ plea and representation status have not been disclosed.