A foster mother who subjected three children in her care to a "horrifying catalogue of cruel and sadistic treatment" has been jailed for 14 years.
Eunice Spry, 62, from Gloucestershire, routinely beat, abused and starved the vulnerable youngsters over a 19-year period.
The devout Jehovah's Witness forced sticks down their throats and made them eat their own vomit and rat excrement, Bristol Crown Court was told.
As punishment for misbehaving, she would beat them on the soles of their feet and force them to drink washing-up liquid and bleach.
A jury at Bristol Crown Court last month convicted her of 26 charges, ranging from unlawful wounding, cruelty to a person under 16, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, perverting the course of justice and witness intimidation.
The offences took place in two of Spry's homes in Gloucestershire between 1986 and 2005.
Judge Simon Darwall-Sm
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