Thursday, February 28, 2008

Arrest warrant issued for parents after baby dies in Montreal hospital

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"MONTREAL — After more than a week of clinging to life, the city's youngest homicide victim of 2008 died alone in a Montreal hospital. Now the hunt is on for the nine-month-old boy's mother (Flotvelyne Jean-Louis) and her boyfriend (Casy Pierre Mesidor), who haven't been heard from in nearly a week.

The Nuclear Option: How Men's Constitutional Rights to Custody Are Obliterated in Family Court

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Barbara Kay: On domestic violence, no one wants to hear the truth

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Nfld. man charged in death of Calgary woman

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"Calgary -- A man (Victor Dean Gosse) from Frederickton, Nfld., has been charged with manslaughter and indignity to a body in connection with last summer's grisly discovery of the dismembered remains of a Calgary woman, police said yesterday. Wendy Hewko, 48, had been missing since last July when parts of her body turned up in two different locations in Calgary in August.

What's best for kids at issue for dads

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Fathers & Families Blog » Blog Archive » Boston Globe Editorial on Shared Parenting: A Win or a Loss??

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Mother Is Held in L.I. Slaying of 3 Children

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"A Long Island woman (Leatrice Brewer) described as emotionally disturbed and afraid of losing custody of her children called the police on Sunday and led officers into a blood-spattered bedroom where her young daughter and two small sons lay slain on a bed, investigators said."

Monday, February 25, 2008

Woman, 38, charged in infant daughter's death

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"A 38-year-old Toronto woman was charged this weekend with killing her own infant daughter, but neither the cause of death nor possible motive have been revealed. The victim was the third daughter of Xiu Zheng and her partner, whose name has not been released."

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Man faces first-degree murder charge in Surrey shooting death

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"SURREY, B.C. — A man has been charged in a recent Surrey shooting that left one man dead. Last month, 24-year-old Tejvir Singh Bains, also known as Sunny Bains, was shot to death in a condo. Raminder Singh Bhandher of Surrey faces one count of first-degree murder in his death. Police said the suspect is known to police."

Problem drinker guilty of slaying estranged wife

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Feb 24, 2008 04:30 AM . A man (Jack (Jacek) Zajaczkowski, 48) with a drinking problem who wrote poetry and contacted clergy to try to win his wife back has been convicted of second-degree murder in her (Kristina Zajaczkowska, 44) New Year's Eve 2004 death.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Seven London girls charged in attacks

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"LONDON, Ont. — Seven girls in London, Ont., have been charged with assault following attacks on a 19-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy. Police say the woman was swarmed and repeatedly punched by a group of girls aged 12-16 as she walked on a street the night of Feb. 2. Earlier that day, say police, a 15-year-old male friend of the woman was also swarmed and he suffered a stab wound in the back during the assault."

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Slain Mountie's partner opposes convicted woman's release

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"A woman convicted of manslaughter for her role in the 2001 killing of Const. Dennis Strongquill, should have to serve her full sentence instead of receiving mandatory release next month, says the slain Mountie's former partner. Laurie Bell, 26, will be released from an Alberta prison in March after serving two-thirds of her seven-year sentence."

Parent Alienation and the extended family | Survive Your Partner's Affair

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Parental Alienation (dad fighting for his rights): non custodian parents rights...

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Doctor convicted in death of wife

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TORONTO — A jury has convicted a 72-year-old Toronto-area doctor (Joseph Roncaioli) of manslaughter for injecting his wife with a lethal mixture of anesthetics.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Article on Parental Alienation Syndrome « Spoiled Children of Divorce

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3 years of supervised release for 'flight from hell' mom : Updates

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"A woman (Tamera Jo Freeman) who pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew was sentenced to three years of 'supervised release' today by a federal judge.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Teen gets 6 months' house arrest for killing classmate

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"A Quebec youth court judge has sentenced a teen who killed a schoolmate with a punch to six months of house arrest. The 14-year-old boy, who can't be named because he is a minor, was also sentenced by Judge Martin Gagnon to two years of probation, and 120 hours of community service."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Man sentenced for axe attack

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"SURREY, B.C. -- A B.C. judge has gone beyond the Crown's sentencing recommendation for an 18-year-old man whose axe attack left a Surrey man a quadriplegic. Enrique Quintana will serve 9 1/2 years in prison, minus 15 months for time already served."

Monday, February 11, 2008

Parental Alienation: A Law Guardian’s Perspective

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Man charged in shocking train station murder

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"CALGARY -- A man has been charged with first-degree murder in a brutal slaying that prompted Calgary police to issue a city-wide warning to women travelling alone at night. Christopher James Watcheston, 21, has been charged with killing Arcelie Laoagan, whose body was found near a commuter train station last week."

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Queens Doctor Pleads Not Guilty In Ex-Husband's Murder

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"A doctor suspected of arranging her ex-husband's killing entered a plea of not guilty Friday morning during her arraignment on murder and conspiracy charges. Dr. Mazoltuv Borukhova was not granted bail, because the district attorney considered her a flight risk."

NH Men's Commission Releases Second Biennial Report

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'Family friend' gets six months for sex assault; Man's victim had been molested previously by father

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"A 63-year-old excavation company employee (Ernie W. Dennie),who pleaded guilty to molesting an adolescent girl disbelieved by her own family, has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Stolen Fatherhood: Bereavement Without End

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Louisiana College Student Kills Two Before Committing Suicide

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(Bloomberg) -- A female student at Louisiana Technical College shot and killed two women in a classroom at one of the school's Baton Rouge campuses today before committing suicide, police said."

Friday, February 08, 2008

He wouldn't let her live her life

Link"As far as her parents know, Jennifer Medina's husband (Bill Medina) never struck her. But the verbal abuse started soon after their seven-year relationship began. She was fat, she was stupid, she was cheating, she wasn't worthy of him, he told her. Finally, he kicked her out of their home."

Woman who put newborn in firepit criminally responsible: judge

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"A New Brunswick woman (Becky Sue Morrow) who put the body of her newborn son into a firepit is criminally responsible for her actions, a judge ruled Friday."

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization Begins Preparations for Parental Alienation Awareness Day - April 25th

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Mom allowed to serve prison time with baby

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"PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — In the first case of its kind in B.C. and possibly in Canada, a woman who was given a four-year prison sentence for manslaughter Wednesday is allowed serve her jail term with her newborn. Lisa Anne Whitford, 37, of Prince George, who had a baby last March during her time in custody, fired a fatal shotgun blast at her common-law husband at their home northeast of Prince George in 2006."

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Not Seeing Your Child, Is it Alienation or Estrangement?

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Tracey A. Bloodsaw - This month I will focus on Parental Alienation, which is keeping the non-custodial parent, typically the father, out of the child’s life.

Parental alienation: Mom's and dad's often alienate child from ex 2/04/08

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Kathy Vara - "Divorce is always tough on children, and some parents may be making it even harder when they turn against each other. It's called parental alienation, and it's more common than you might think. The syndrome can be overt or subtle. Now there's a test to help parents see if they may be unknowingly alienating their child from their ex."

Monday, February 04, 2008

McLean granted divorce

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Knoxville - "In this courtroom, slaying suspect Eric McLean was on the winning side, granted a divorce from the woman whose fling with a teenage student led to his death."

Daughters' deaths mother in court

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"A mother accused of the murder of her two daughters who were found stabbed at their Cambridgeshire home has appeared in court. Rekha Kumari-Baker, 40, of Stretham, was remanded in custody, at Cambridge Crown Court, to a date yet to be fixed. Davina Baker, 16, and her sister Jasmine Baker, 13, were found fatally stabbed at their mother's home on 13 June 2007. Mrs Kumari-Baker is yet to enter a plea to the charges."

This has been ongoing since June 2007 ...

2 teen girls sentenced for beating senior in park

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Halifax - "Two teenage girls were sentenced Monday to 12 months in custody for beating a 66-year-old woman with metal table legs last summer in Halifax."

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Vancouver police investigating city's fourth homicide of the year

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"VANCOUVER — Police say they're investigating Vancouver's fourth homicide of the year after a Saturday night shooting on the city's south side. Police say the victim has been identified as 19-year-old Pritpal Singh Virk of suburban Richmond."

5 women shot dead in suburban Chicago mall

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"Five women were shot and killed inside a clothing store in a suburban Chicago strip mall late Saturday morning before the gunman fled the scene, police said."

2 men dead in highrise shooting

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"Toronto - A third critically hurt, as residents locked out of building for hours while police investigate"

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Woman who shot ex-boyfriend convicted of 2nd-degree murder

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"EL CAJON – A La Mesa fitness trainer who doused her ex-boyfriend with pepper spray before and after shooting him twice in the back of the head was convicted of second-degree murder in El Cajon Superior Court Friday. Geraldine Meyers faces 40 years to life in prison at a sentencing hearing set for March 4 by Judge Laura W. Halgren."

Woman guilty of starving sister

Link"For that, Judge Joseph Fragomeni yesterday convicted Allison Cox, 33, of manslaughter in the starvation death of Tiffany Pinckney, 23, who weighed just 84 1/2 pounds at death."

Friday, February 01, 2008

Why two parents are important

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Guilty plea ends case; Woman made false statements

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It is hard to believe that the circumstances described in this article happen in a city like Kingston, ON.

Babies' deaths prompt soul-searching

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"Autopsies are set for today in Saskatoon to try to find answers in the deaths of 3-year-old Kaydance Pauchay and her 1-year-old sister Santana."

Many tips, no solution to found baby mystery

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"Police still don't know who she is, where she came from or why she was left face down and bleeding on the cold concrete of an outdoor stairwell."