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A family who believed they had adopted a Ukrainian little girl with dwarfism have said the supposed six-year-old was actually a 23-year-old “adult sociopath” who tried to kill them.
Kristine Barnett, 45, and Michael Barnett, 43, from Indiana, US, claim the three-foot-tall Natalia Grace impersonated a child and was actually in her 20s, and tried to kill them.
The family have taken part in a new documentary airing later this month where they bare all the details behind the terrifying tale, which people have likened to the 2009 horror Orphan.
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In one extract from the three-part series ‘The Curious Case of Natalia Grace’, Michael broke down in a fit of rage and tears recalling the “abuse” they experienced back in 2010.
They explained their suspicions about Natalia’s age began to rise after she became violent and “threatened to stab” their other children.
According to the LadBible, Michael accused her of trying to “poison and kill” his wife. Adding that one night he woke up and claimed Natalia was standing at the foot of their bed with a knife.
Their biological son, Jake, also corroborated such claims, stating: "I definitely didn't feel safe around Natalia."
After the family moved to Canada without the 23-year-old and left her in her own apartment to fend for herself.
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The Daily Star previously reported how the parents then landed in hot water, after facing accusations of abandoning Natalia.
They appeared in court in 2019 facing neglect charges – which they rebutted, claiming they were victims of fraud.
Now, the parents are set to reveal all, when the documentary airs for the first time on May 29.
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Michael, who was recently acquitted of the neglect charges, warned viewers in the action-packed trailer that they would be getting the truth.
In the brief clip, the father appears to be visibly shaken and can be seen violently slamming his fists into the ground.
The clip sees the man wailing: "We were all abused! I hate this!"
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