HomeNews Wire9-Year-Old Adopted Girl Who Was Really 22-Year-Old Psychopathic Killer Breaks Silence Editor November 7, 2019 Natalia Grace Barnett, is the person who is at the center of one of the craziest incidents to happen in recent years, is going to break her silence and appear on an episode of Dr. Phil to give her side of the story. Barnett is being accused of pretending to be a little girl from Ukraine, but according to her adoptive family, they say that she is 33 years old. For those unfamiliar with the story, Fox News reports, A Ukrainian female adopted by an Indiana couple – and later abandoned by them after they claimed to have learned she lied about her age and was actually a 22- or even a 33-year-old woman – says the bizarre allegations against her aren't true. Natalia Barnett, an orphan with dwarfism, opened up about the accusations in an interview with Dr. Phil scheduled to air on his talk show Thursday. Her story drew attention nationwide in September, when her adoptive parents, Kristine Barnett, 45, and Michael Barnett, 43, were each charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent stemming from their move to Canada in 2013 — without Natalia, according to investigators. The Barnetts, who are now divorced, adopted Natalia in 2010 and a doctor determined she was estimated to be around 8 years old. Natalia told the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department in September 2014 that she came to the U.S. "through an adoption” in 2008 from her native Ukraine and that the Barnetts adopted her two years later. The whole situation is so bizarre and I have no idea how they're going to prove whether she is a young girl or an older woman. Doctors have said that she seems to be a young girl, but the Barnetts said that she constantly tried killing them and threatening to kill them. They say she also had full pubic hair. I believe we're going to learn a lot more about the entire situation and will have a better idea as to whether she is 16 or 33. Will she appear to look that age? Will she act that age? What will her body language say about the whole incident? The best thing to do is wait and watch.