Thursday, August 30, 2007

GTA - Police snare `wolf pack' terrorizing west-end parks


Newborn left in toilet, woman, 21, charged


Prince Albert, Sask. — Criminal charges have been laid in the high-profile case of a baby boy who was born in a Wal-Mart bathroom in May and left in the toilet.A 21-year-old female, believed to be the boy's mother, has been charged with child abandonment. She will be in custody until her first court appearance on Sept. 13.

AB 612 Will Make It Harder to Protect Children from Parental Alienation


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Arrest made in Islander's death: Calgary police


Calgary police have made an arrest in the death of a teenager with ties to Prince Edward Island. Gage Prevost, 17, was killed when he was pushed in front of a moving train in downtown Calgary earlier this summer. Police in that city now have a 25-year-old woman in custody after expanding their search to Edmonton. Prevost lived on P.E.I. before moving west and still has family on the Island.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

3 charged after fatal east-end stabbing


Aug 28, 2007 12:59 AM
Three teenagers were arrested on Monday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in the city’s east end last weekend. Russell Hoffman, 35, was found in the area of Pharmacy and Denton Aves. around 12:20 a.m. on Sunday with stab wounds to his upper body. He was rushed to hospital where he later died. Hoffman’s brother was also found severely beaten. Police said the brothers got into a fight with three men around midnight, which began inside a Pharmacy Ave. house and ended up spilling onto the street. Alfredo Dix, 19, Bartosz Prusakiewicz, 19, and Baran Yilmaz, 18, were arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree murder.

Teenager shot three times near Jordan Manners's home Teenager shot three times near Jordan Manners's home

August 28, 2007

The sight of forensic investigators scouring a north-end neighbourhood for clues was all too familiar for residents yesterday after a 17-year-old man was shot three times just metres from where Jordan Manners lived.

The community housing complex on Shoreham Court near Jane Street and Steeles Avenue West has a long history of gun violence, and was most recently shaken by the death of the 15-year-old high school student in May and a gunfight that erupted last week during a children's barbecue.

After yesterday's brazen shootout, police say they found the man collapsed and bleeding in a parking lot of the public housing complex just before 5 p.m. He was rushed to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he was listed in critical condition. Police were looking for at least three men last night.

Abandoning baby charge put over

Osprey Media. - North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA

August 21, 2007

A 25-year-old woman was not in court Tuesday when her charges of abandoning a baby to die in the woods were put over for two more weeks.

Tabitha Lyn Etches, who also goes by the name Lyn Tabitha Marie Etches, remains free on bail and has her next court date Sept.

Etches was arrested June 8 and charged with infanticide and failing to get help with childbirth.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Contentious divorces - Parental Alienation Syndrome

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog: Contentious divorces - Parental Alienation Syndrome

I first heard the term Parental Alienation Syndrome back in 1999. It was a very ugly divorce with some very nasty allegations made against my client, the husband, which the judge chose to believe. He changed his mind when the mother absconded with the child when the father was finally given unfettered visitation rights.

Town struggles to deal with mother and daughter's death, son's arrest

Town struggles to deal with mother and daughter's death, son's arrest

Last Updated: Monday, August 27, 2007 | 1:29 PM CT

A small francophone village in southwestern Manitoba is planning an "intervention session" Monday evening to help local residents deal with the violent deaths Friday of two members of a local family and the arrest of a third.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Parent Help for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).

Parent Help for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS).

Dr. Katherine Andre talks about PAS to parents of alienated children.

Couple arrested for child neglect

Sapulpa Daily Herald - Couple arrested for child neglect

Published: August 24, 2007 11:58 am

A Sapulpa man and woman were arrested on Wednesday for neglect. Patrolman Brandon Larson of the Sapulpa Police Department was dispatched to a Sapulpa residence on a welfare check. According to Detective Brett Henson, Larson was responding to a report from an anonymous caller. According to the caller’s report, there was a 3-year-old child in a house with no electricity.
Larson arrived at the residence and made contact with Eddie Dwayne Hughes, 46. Rachelle Loyce Robin, 37, was reportedly found passed out in a chair.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Two arrests made over shooting of 11-year old boy in Liverpool

MND: News and Commentary Since 2001 » Two arrests made over shooting of 11-year old boy in Liverpool

Two teenagers, aged 14 and 18, have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of an 11-year-old boy. The boy, identified by detectives as Rhys Jones, was shot last night in the Croxteth area of Liverpool, on his way home from playing football, by a hooded youth. The police are expecting to make further arrests during the week.

Merseyside Police have said the youths, both males, are also from the Croxteth area. They have since been bailed, and the police are now looking for a person aged 13 to 15-years-old. There is some speculation that a gang known as the "Croxteth Crew" may have been involved.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Google Directory - Parental Alienation Syndrome

Google Directory - Parental Alienation Syndrome

Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What to Do About It by J. Michael Bone and Michael R. Walsh

Parental Alienation Syndrome: How to Detect It and What to Do About It by J. Michael Bone and Michael R. Walsh

Events in the death and disappearance of Jessie Davis - AP

By The Associated Press

A timeline of key events in the death and disappearance of Jessie Davis

Boy faces Pinel evaluation

Boy faces Pinel evaluation

PAUL CHERRY, The Gazette

Published: 6 hours ago

A 15-year-old boy accused of first-degree murder in the death of Francesca St. Pierre will undergo an evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial.

New research on alienated children

new research on alienated children

Several years ago, our newsletter featured an article on parental alienation, in which we summarized Richard Gardner's proposition that parental alienation syndrome, or PAS, was a diagnosable disorder with distinct features. Over the past several years, his opinions have received much criticism and led mental health professionals to formulate research-based explanations of the dynamics that cause children to reject contact with a parent. On the basis of their research, Drs. Joan Kelly and Janet Johnston recently published a new theory of the alienated child, which we believe advances understanding of this complicated issue. Since this topic is of interest to so many of our readers, we are providing a summary of their paper.

Man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend;

Osprey Media. - The Kingston Whig-Standard - Ontario, CA:

Sue Yanagisawa Local News - Thursday, August 23, 2007 @ 00:00

A 22-year-old Kingston man who took the life of Lindsey May Dibert two years ago, stabbing her while she was on the telephone with a 911 operator asking for help, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Steven Steacy, whose mental condition deteriorated following his arrest to the point where he was considered unfit to stand trial, appeared lucid as he was brought into the courtroom yesterday, dressed in a pale-green shirt and khaki slacks."

Accused killer surrenders - Winnipeg News - Accused killer surrenders

Wed, August 22, 2007

Jason McDowell: Surrendered

A Canada-wide search for a man accused of killing his girlfriend in an East St. Paul home has ended.

Jason Harvey McDowell, 26, turned himself into the RCMP's D division headquarters around 7 p.m. yesterday. He was accompanied by his lawyer.

Police uncertain how young mother died - News - Police uncertain how young mother died

Aug 23, 2007 08:59 PM

Staff Reporters

Police are looking at a number of theories as to how a mother of three died after being confronted at a Kingston Road motel with a man.

The 22-year-old succumbed to her injuries Thursday. Paramedics found her traumatized body outside a vehicle on a driveway at an apartment building at 2225 Eglinton Ave. E. just after daybreak Wednesday.

Police allege the woman's common-law husband drove her there after slashing another man at the Roycroft Motel early Wednesday. The common-law husband faces attempted murder, aggravated assault and dangerous weapons charges.

But investigators are not certain yet whether he is directly to blame for the young woman's death.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

8 years for shooting boy, 12 - GTA - 8 years for shooting boy, 12

Aug 22, 2007 04:30 AM

Courts Bureau

A young man who accidentally shot and gravely injured a 12-year-old boy while trying to teach him a lesson for co-operating with police has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Before he fired his gold-coloured revolver, Bernard Boachie told the boy: "This is what informants get," court heard yesterday.

Tina Lynn Tatum Beats Son at Mesa, Arizona Wal-Mart

Tina Lynn Tatum Beats Son at Mesa, Arizona Wal-Mart

by Anne-Marie Nichols on August 22nd, 2007

Tina Lynn Tatum, 29, is facing two counts of child abuse for hitting, punching and dragging her bloodied 10-year-old son inside a Wal-Mart in Mesa, Arizona. The beating was captured on cellphone cameras and forwarded to police.

FAQ on Parental Alienation

FAQ on Parental Alienation

Learn about parental alienation and parental alienation syndrome. Find out why it happens, how it happens, and what you can do about it if you believe your children's mom is working to alienate them from you.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mom reportedly rams car with kids inside Mom reportedly rams car with kids inside

PORTSMOUTH — A local lawyer who took her multi-million dollar divorce to the state Supreme Court is facing four criminal charges alleging she rammed her car into one driven by her former husband with their three children inside.

Rebecca Harvey, 44, of 48 Ball Street, was arrested July 4 by Portsmouth police on a felony charge of reckless conduct and three misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Putting An End To Divorce Wars, Reconcilable Differences: Some Couples Seek Mediation, Not Litigation, To Keep The Peace

Putting An End To Divorce Wars, Reconcilable Differences: Some Couples Seek Mediation, Not Litigation, To Keep The Peace - CBS News

Boy, 15, arrested in murder of Montreal girl

Boy, 15, arrested in murder of Montreal girl

August 21, 2007 | 10:26 AM ET

Montreal police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the murder of Francesca St-Pierre, 14, whose body was found Sunday in a park in the northeast Montreal community of Rivières-des-Prairies.

She was beaten to death with a blunt object, police said.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Montreal police probe murder of girl, 14

Montreal police probe murder of girl, 14

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2007 | 9:33 AM ET

Police are investigating the murder of a 14-year-old girl after her body was found on a bike path in a park in the northeast Montreal community of Rivière-des-Prairies Sunday night.

Francesca St-Pierre had been missing from a group home since Saturday.

Police said she was staying at the home for her own protection because she had been abused.

St-Pierre went out to run some errands on Saturday and never came back, police said. Youth protection authorities at the home notified police and a search was started.

Her body was discovered by cyclists on the bike path near the corner of Gouin Avenue and 24th Street Sunday evening.

Divorce Source: Parental Alienation

Divorce Source: Parental Alienation

Parental alienation varies in the degree of severity, as seen in the behaviors and attitudes of both the parents and the children. The severity can be of such little consequence as a parent occasionally calling the other parent a derogatory name; or it could be as overwhelming as the parent's campaign of consciously destroying the children's relationship with the other parent. Most children are able to brush off a parent's off hand comment about the other parent that is made in frustration. On the other hand, children may not be able to resist a parent's persistent campaign of hatred and alienation.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Laws aren't perfect, but they could prevent senseless deaths

Salt Lake Tribune - Laws aren't perfect, but they could prevent senseless deaths:

Corey J. Hodges Article Last Updated: 08/10/2007 09:04:46 PM MDT

Twenty-two-year-old Nancy Ortiz was arrested for suspicion of deserting three infant children in Orosi, Calif., over a period of two years. Ortiz appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to homicide, child endangerment and child abandonment. Two of the children survived, but the third, named Angelita DeOrosi or 'little angel of Orosi' by authorities, was left in the back of a truck and died of exposure to the cold.

Ex-foster dad sentenced for sexual abuse

Monday, August 13, 2007. A former Redmond man was sentenced to four years in prison this morning for sexually abusing his foster daughter. In sentencing Enrique Fabregas, 53, to the top of the sentencing-guidelines range, King County Superior Court Judge Richard Eadie cited a 'long history of cruel exploitation' of Estera Tamas, now 20, and noted the 'undoubtedly devastating' effects it had on her, her sisters and another adoptive child.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Teacher accused in sexual assault case returns to court


Aug, 10 2007

A teacher in Rocky Mountain House, charged with sexually assaulting two young students, returns to court later this month. Forty-two-year-old Jared Eszczuk faces five counts of sexually assault involving two 12-year-old girls at a Catholic school. He has asked for a jury trial. After being arrested in late June, the school board suspended him. Eszczuk will be back in court August 29th."

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Joanna’s killing fits no pattern, experts say

Joanna’s killing fits no pattern, experts say

The Patriot Ledger

What drives a person to sexually assault and kill a 6-year-old girl? Is it an act of revenge? Anger? Or even intentional?

Prosecutors claim that Ryan Bois killed his young cousin, Joanna Mullin, last weekend, also noting signs of sexual assault found at the crime scene and on the victim. What they don’t know, or at least won’t say publicly, is why.

A new level of scammer for child welfare police

A new level of scammer for child welfare police

Saturday, August 11, 2007

After nearly two decades of deceit, police say, an act of carelessness finally exposed Judith Leekin's cruelty. But by the time police arrested the Port St. Lucie woman last month, then charged her last week with aggravated child abuse, abusing disabled adults, witness tampering and possessing a fictitious driver license, she had stolen about $2 million from the state of New York and the federal government, and 11 lives.

Man gets 13 years for domestic violence : Beaver Dam Daily Citizen Online:


A Waterloo man was given a 13-year sentence Tuesday for what Dodge County District Attorney Steven Bauer called a quintessential domestic violence case.

James E. Kalenian, 44, was ordered to serve six years in prison and seven years of extended supervision for charges of felony firearm violations, intimidating a victim and escape. Additional charges of false imprisonment, battery and bail jumping were dismissed on prosecutor's motion, but read into court records.

Is It Unwise for a Man to Marry in Today's Climate of Misandry?

Is It Unwise for a Man to Marry in Today's Climate of Misandry?

Thursday, August 09, 2007

A life in turmoil: Mystery shrouds slain kids’ murders

A life in turmoil: Mystery shrouds slain kids’ murders - Local & Regional -

By Jessica Van Sack and Michele McPhee. Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Updated: 10:42 AM EST

As Boston police probed whether a Roslindale mother in the throes of despair may have murdered her two young children, relatives and friends of the woman, who is hospitalized with stab wounds, described her as a lost soul who clings to abusive men.

Relatives, friends and co-workers identified the mother as Angela Lopez, 30, and her children as Dennis, 10, and Jasmine, 12.
Police responding to a Sunday night call for a suicidal woman had to kick in an air-conditioning unit to gain entry to the Maynard Street home, where a high-ranking BPD source said they found the bodies of the children tucked in their beds and the mother brutally stabbed in what many believe was a self-inflicted attack."

Mother jailed for cruelty and abuse

07 August 2007. Connie Bolton. A mother who subjected her six children to squalid conditions and emotional and physical abuse sobbed in the dock yesterday as she was jailed for 12 months. Connie Bolton made her children, aged two to 10, sleep on faeces-stained mattresses in sparse bedrooms and stuffed soap in their mouths as a punishment, Norwich Crown Court was told.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Adoptive Mom Accused of Abusing, Starving Foster Kids for Decades - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - Adoptive Mom Accused of Abusing, Starving Foster Kids for Decades - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News:

Monday, July 30, 2007

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — They were often handcuffed, tethered together with plastic ties and allowed to soil themselves, investigators say. They had scars on their wrists. Some had burns.

None appeared to have more than a fourth-grade education, not even the adults in their 20s. All were starving.

In all, nine teenagers and young adults were held like prisoners in Judith Leekin's home in what appeared to be a decades-long scheme to line her pockets with the government payments she received for adopting and raising them, police say.

'It's finally over, again'

'It's finally over, again':

Katie Daubs, The Ottawa Citizen. Published: Sunday, August 05, 2007

Thirteen years after Barbara Lanthier died, her common-law husband Garry Samuels is found guilty of her first-degree murder -- for a second time

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Charges in death of girl, 2

CANOE -- CNEWS - Canada: Charges in death of girl, 2:


A woman has been charged with manslaughter in the death of a two-year-old boy who was in her care.

Shirley Guimond, 52, was originally charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and two counts of assault causing bodily harm after two-year-old Gage Guimond fell down a flight of stairs in her Magnus Avenue home on July 20.

Eliminate Parental Alienation Syndrome

Eliminate Parental Alienation Syndrome

80-Year-Old Woman Fights for Shared Parenting

August 3, 2007. Grandmothers are an important ally in the struggle for shared parenting. I often receive heartbreaking letters from grandmothers and grandfathers who have lost their grandchildren in their sons' divorces. When the custodial parent cuts the ex-spouse out of the children's lives, grandparents are usually cut out, too. Sometimes grandparents in these situations are also targets of Parental Alienation.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Funeral held for 2-year-old 'ray of sunshine' who died in care

Funeral held for 2-year-old 'ray of sunshine' who died in care:

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 | 4:51 PM CT, CBC News

Questions are being raised about Manitoba's child welfare system as more than 100 people on Tuesday attended the funeral of Gage Guimond, a two-year-old boy who died last week while in the care of a native child welfare agency.

Welcome to the New Hugs to Heartbreak

HugstoHeartbreak Blog » Blog Archive » Welcome to the New Hugs to Heartbreak:

"Welcome to the new Hugs to Heartbreak website. We launched this new site in conjunction with the release of our book, Hugs to Heartbreak: A Parent’s Journey Through Parental Alienation. Reserve your copy if you haven’t done so already. The book will be out soon."