Accused Family Members Took Part In Taste Test

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TAYLOR -- Family members accused of causing the death of Robert Gensiak took part in a story Newswatch 16 did a few weeks before he died.

Susan Gensiak and her daughter Joan were interviewed by Newswatch 16's Michelle Rotella for our Taste Test series. They were out shopping at Walmart in Taylor back in March when they tried a new granola bar for a taste test for our cameras. This was about two weeks before Robert Gensiak died. At this moment, police say Robert was closed in a room covered in scabies and starving.

"Not as sweet as what you would get with another granola bar. This one, I would pick out in a heartbeat," said Joan Gensiak.

"It was good. It was really nutty and not too sweet and I love the chocolate part," laughed Susan Gensiak.

Susan, Joan, and Rebekah Gensiak are locked up at the Lackawanna County prison on more than $250,000 bail each.