Friday, November 30, 2007

Court clears way for Winkler visits with children

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Man, 19, faces murder charge in fatal shooting

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Nov 30, 2007. Nineteen-year-old Kwabena Sarfo Duah will appear in Scarborough court this morning facing a second-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Shaun Williams.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Five homicides in six days - Toronto

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Life for ordering murder

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Corey Edward Spence has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal gang war shooting that caught innocent bystander Phil Haiart in the crossfire.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Ontario mother who stole baby free on bail

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A woman who abducted a newborn baby from a Sudbury, Ont., hospital is free on bail. Brenda Batisse, 29, pleaded guilty Friday to one charge of abduction. She is expected to be sentenced in February. She was arrested Nov. 1 — the day she walked out of the hospital with someone else's baby girl in her arms — after police tracked her to a home in Kirkland Lake, about four hours north of Sudbury. The infant was unharmed. Batisse, who has two children of her own, had been in jail ever since. Prosecutor Len Walker argued that releasing her could undermine the public's confidence in the justice system, and that she might be at risk of reoffending. But Justice Robbie Gordon spoke of how she had never been in trouble with the law before, and of her state of mind, having heard that she suffers from depression. Unconfirmed reports from police and family members suggest she recently was pregnant and lost the baby.

Parental Alienation: Chapter 88 ~ The Universe is Unfolding as it Should but it is moving very fast

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Key witness in Creba murder back in custody

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Richard Steele, described by police as a key witness in the Boxing Day shootout that killed 15-year-old Jane Creba, is back in custody after a loaded handgun was allegedly found inside a car he was riding in.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

SPARC - Divorce and Custody Help

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Woman, 18, threatened after being charged with murder

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An 18-year-old woman has received a number of virtual threats after being charged with first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of another teen over the weekend.

She Killed His Son but He Must Pay Her Alimony

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Examples of decent, loving dads being manhandled by the anti-father family law system are legion, but this one has to make the Top 10. A recent New Jersey appeals court reaffirmed a decision mandating that a man must pay alimony to his ex-wife (Linda Calbi) --who killed their son. From Legal tussle: Should killer get alimony? (Bergen Record, 11/22/07):

Police blame crime lifestyle in gun deaths

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Deadly lifestyle Police say a "criminal, high-risk lifestyle" is costing lives, including three this past weekend:

Friday: Ryan Hyde, 19, convicted of aggravated assault in the 2006 death of a 68-year-old man, is shot to death by Kennado Walker.

Friday: Kennado Walker, 25, previously convicted of drug charges, is shot to death after killing Ryan Hyde.

Sunday: Delane Daley, 18, shot and wounded last summer on Shoreham Crt., is fatally shot by a man police believe he knew.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Put kids first in divorce

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19-year-old shot dead in Scarborough

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November 24, 2007 In the latest instance of gun violence in the GTA, a 19-year-old man has died after shooting erupted in an east-end parking lot yesterday afternoon. Investigators suspect four people may have been involved as two groups opened fire on each other at the corner of Birchmount Road and Bonis Avenue in Scarborough. Police did not release the name of the victim."

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Four bodies found in home

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November 22, 2007. OTTAWA -- A worried relative led police yesterday to uncover the shocking scene of an apparent murder-suicide that has left four people dead ... Ottawa land registry records indicate the house ... is owned by Santibir Singh Brar and Amarjeet Brar, but police were not confirming if the homeowners are among the dead. Neighbours said the couple who live at the house have two daughters, Manmeet and Dildeep, who are in their early 20s. The dead - three women and one man - appear to have been shot and were found in different parts of the house.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Study Punctures Feminist Domestic Violence Myths about 'Control' and 'Jealousy'

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Police: Well-known couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

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November 20, 2007. Charles Smith, a former manager of East Hampton Airport with long ties to the community, and his wife, Beatrice Smith, a retired local banking executive, were found dead in their home Tuesday, police said. The two died in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Girl returned to abusive mum

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2007-11-16. A little girl (Missy) left brain damaged at the hands of her parents will be allowed unsupervised visits from her mother - even though the head of the Department of Community Services admits it could 'end in tragedy.'"

Father in slayings struggled to cope

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2007-11-17. Police said the children, 6-year-old Michael Roberts and 4-year-old Carleigh Roberts, were found shot to death along with their father, Robert Louis Roberts, 43, in the master bedroom of the Chandler home, near Alma School and Queen Creek roads. Police would not say if there was a suicide note, but investigators believe the shootings all occurred within a small time frame. The co-owner of Robert Roberts’ company Global Environmental Commercial Water Solutions, Karen Christian, said Friday that the father of two had been struggling emotionally in recent weeks and had been sporadically coming to work.

Elderly White Men Afflicted by High Suicide Rates

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Dr. Amy J. L. Baker on Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Teen killer sentenced as adult to life in prison

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2007-11-19. Michael (Pyro) Williams has been sentenced as an adult for the first-degree murder of 13-year-old Nina Courtepatte.Youth Court Judge Janet Franklin said Thursday the Crown proved that a youth sentence wouldn't be enough to hold him accountable for the crime.Williams, 19, was 17 when Courtepatte's body was found on a golf course outside of Edmonton.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Nurse kills self, two daughters; murder-suicide shocks nation

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2007-11-04. Murder-suicide took on a bizarre face in the tourist capital of Montego Bay, St. James, yesterday, when a 41-year-old critical-care nurse reportedly injected and killed her two children with what is believed to be potassium chloride, before taking her own life. ... Dead are Carol Waldron, who was employed to the Savanna-la-Mar Hospital, Kadijah Waldron, a fourth-form student of the Mannings School and three-month-old Ashley Waldron.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Police insist slain man was involved in a gang

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Nov 13, 2007. Despite family denials, Peel police insist Mississauga slaying victim David Latchana was involved in a gang and his death was gang related.

Parental Alienation Has Affected Many Families

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Dr. Sandra R. Scantling | Intimacy, Sex & Relationship November 11, 2007 . My last column, "A Father Fears His Wife Is Turning The Kids Against Him," stirred a hornet's nest of controversy, and I appreciate every one of your e-mails and personal stories. This column is to give voice to a few and to reassure the many that you are not alone.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Father of child who died in hot car wanted full custody

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Court documents reveal that the father of a toddler left in a hot car on Tuesday wanted full custody of his son. The boy's mother, Ashly Duchene, was arrested on one count of negligent homicide early Wednesday morning.

Guilty Plea Made in Case of Murdered Pregnant Ohio Woman

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CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A Canton woman has pleaded guilty to two counts in the Jessie Davis case, including that she helped dispose of the pregnant woman's body. As part of her deal with prosecutors, Myisha Ferrell will testify against former classmate Bobby Cutts Junior, the suspended Canton police officer accused of killing Davis in June.

Friday, November 09, 2007

Lawyer for Alta. woman accused of killing newborn wants new trial in new city

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Man wants trial court, not family court, to hear custody issues

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Quebec man charged with murder after crossbow slaying

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"A Quebec man was charged with second-degree murder after his mother was shot dead and his father was critically injured by a crossbow on Montreal's South Shore. David St-Pierre, 26, appeared briefly at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse Thursday afternoon, where he was formally charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder."

New trial ordered in baby's death

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"The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered a new trial for a couple accused of killing their baby because of mistakes made by a disgraced pathologist – Dr. Charles Smith. The father – Marco Trotta – has served 10 years of a life sentence for the second-degree murder of his eight-month-old son, Paolo. The child's mother, Anisa, has already completed serving a sentence for criminal negligence causing death and failing to provide the necessities of life."

Teen gets maximum sentence for Medicine Hat killings

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A 14-year-old Alberta girl convicted of murdering her family received the maximum allowable sentence on Thursday, which includes four years in a psychiatric institution.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Mom's suicide note gives few clues

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Family members and police confirmed Tuesday that a Kearns woman and two of her children died of smoke inhalation last month after she apparently locked them in an upstairs bedroom and set fire to the home. But why 40-year-old Sharon Al-Shimmary did what she did on Oct. 28 is still not clear, even to her mother and younger sister.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Millionaire Pursues New Marital Tort: Alienation of Children's Affection

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In a suit that could create a new marital tort in New Jersey, a noncustodial father is suing his children's mother for alienation of their affection for him, which he says should allow him recovery of psychological damages.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Judges and the Development of Parental Alienation Syndrome

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Kidnapped girls found but not returned home

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Parental alienation is a growing form of child abuse occurring in the world that is rarely addressed. It affects a child’s mental and emotional well-being and creates a world of hatred toward a parent, typically in a high-conflict divorce situation. It deprives children of being loved by both parents, according to Sarvy Emo, spokesperson for Parental Alienation Awareness Organization. Courts around the world aren’t recognizing the issue. Children are influencing court decisions after being manipulated by one parent, then leaving the other parent feeling abandoned. Michael Peterson, Plano father of Katie and Emma, said he has been a victim of this growing dilemma.

Frontier Flight Abuse Suspect Accepts Plea Deal

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Oct 31, 2007. An airline passenger accused of repeatedly hitting her children and threatening a flight attendant on a San Francisco-to-Denver flight pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of interference with a flight crew. Tamera Jo Freeman, 38, told a judge that she believed the crew on the flight was unjust but added that she wasn't proud of her "unreasonable" actions.