You killed my baby.” The family environment turned volatile.
Physical violence between husband and wife became the norm with the police intervening on several occasions.
"There's a protocol that both he and I want to honor. Can I just drop something on you," Crouch asked the audience. " His co-host Laurie then asked the Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, "Are you officially making that announcement and is it okay with you? " Mc Clurkin did not directly answer her question, and simply revealed how much he values marriage.
"Honestly, the only thing in my life that is missing is marriage," he said.
In the evening the uncle raped Donnie and a couple of his sisters.
Scared and confused Donnie and the sisters did not tell their parents what their uncle had done to them.
What he didn’t realize was that his two year old brother followed after him.
When Donnie picked up the ball and turned around he saw a car traveling at a high rate of speed heading toward his brother, who was now in the road.
Looking back at that night Donnie said in the documentary, “The seed of perversion was planted through that molestation. An eight year old can’t handle it, and it sparks something in an eight year old that’s not supposed to spark until puberty. Things start popping in an eight year old mind that doesn’t happen in normal eight year old minds, because the Pandora’s Box was opened, and you can’t close it after that.” Donnie’s mother went into deep depression.
Sometimes she would tell Donnie, “You killed my baby.
Donnie was eight years old at the time and playing with his two year old brother in the front yard.
A ball he was playing with went into the street and he instinctively went after it.
He and his mother, screaming through the window, watched the toddler bounce under the car as it went over him. After the funeral the Mc Clurkin children were sent home with their mother’s uncle, while the parents stayed with family.