Family Sins is Based on a True Story

This is based on the case of the Burt Family Crimes in Rhode Island.

The movie came to tv in 2004. The names and the location were changed for the movie. The fictitious Geck family was really based on the true story of arsonist Frances Burt.The real case took place in 1994 in Rhode Island.

Background on Frances Burt
Frances Burt had  a total of 11 kids.


Her Crime

She was convicted in 1994 for arson, kidnap, racketeering, welfare fraud, disability fraud and extortion. Some other members in the Burt clan were convicted too. Many of these convicted had their sentences suspended so they did not spend very much time in prison. Frances Burt was released in 2001 and is serving out the rest of her 19 year probation sentence.


Her husband Walter is serving out an 18 year probation sentence. He was released in 1998. Raymond Burt has been released from prison, but he is on probation. For cooperating with the police investigation and telling all that she knew, daughter Cynthia was sentenced to time served. There was also a friend of Raymond named Tammy Lacoste who was also sentenced to probation. Dennis Burt went back to prison for violating his probation. (not sure if he is still serving)

Other people connected to the case are Renee Demrest, Keith Demrest, and Eneida Facha.

The other son, Randy Burt wrote a book about his family. It has in depth information about many things that did not even make it to the movie version. According to him, the movie version didn’t scratch the surface of what his family was like. He also stated that his mother Frances continues to control the family amongst other things....
 


The Real Victim That was Confined to the House



The Real Brenda Geck.Her real name is Frances Burt.

Scroll below to see real footage of the Burt family home, and there is also an interview featuring one of the sons, who is now estranged from the family. 

You can also find info on a book that he recently published about the case Here








12 comments:

  1. Frances Burt was my land lord she never collected the rent she had a rent collector I new her because every year she invited her tenants to a grate and wander full new year party Frances and her family were vey caring people she had a big house she had 3 exits to get out and 5 windows I have photos of her basement she had 5

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    1. I'm sorry for your mental retardation and all three of your retarded posts.

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  2. Frances had 5 children not 11 the family sins movie is not a true movie I wish you people get you story right and stop tramitazing this people she was a good mother a good friend

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  3. This woman's Nadine was never lock in the basement I know her son live with her she was in the party's with every one dancing having fun this is all b s I believe this was the biggest injustice ever in RI

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  4. You must be related and need to be investigated!

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  5. If you are going to comment and try to sway peoples opinion you should spell words correctly and form complete sentences.

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  6. All three comments ^^^ by the same person..must be one of the inbred family

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    1. thank you, you are 100% right, has to be or they wouldn't be coming to the defense of such a f'd up family!

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  7. Yeah, that is the way she covered up her wrong doings. You are one of the deceived people that are depicted in this movie, you never saw what happened behind closed doors, did you?

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  8. This anonymous person who is defending these people must be a bunch of idiots, this person or persons did not see what happened behind closed doors after the PARTIES!! Big deal.

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  9. Sad movie, Crazy family. ...Only God will judge this one.

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  10. Who would set them free. Theh deserve life in prison.

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