Sunday, December 19, 2010

Teenage Violence

Ill. Boy In Custody After Shooting Mother
My Fox Boston
(NewsCore) - A 14-year-old Illinois boy was in custody Saturday after shooting his mother with a handgun.

<http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpps/news/ill.-boy-in-custody-after-shooting-mother-dpgonc-km-20101218_11134220>

Teenager accused of stabbing his mother to death in Spotsylvania County
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Matthew Charles Robertson will be charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother, 61-year-old Susan A. Robertson.
<http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2010/122010/12192010/595417>

Friday, December 17, 2010

Montreal family’s (Perisic) custody battle takes deadly turn

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Welfare of the children should always come first

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Legal system blamed after Montreal children shot in Texas

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Double murderer (Deepak Nagpal) put girl's body in washing machine

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NRI Admits To Killing Mother And Her 2-Year-Old Daughter

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Slapped to death

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“Over a period of six months Newton, 32, recorded himself hitting, slapping and kicking little Charlie Hunt.”

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Phoenix man (Nashawn Campbell) sentenced to life in prison for murder of his 5-year-old son

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Oviedo man charged with murdering toddler

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“Isaac J. Burt, 45, was charged with the first degree murder of Faith Jackson. Jackson's mother, Crystal Aday, 26, was charged with being an accessory after the fact.”

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Charges follow child abduction

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William S. Thomas, … was arrested for aggravated kidnapping and home invasion.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

(Unidentified) Woman pleads guilty to killing abused 2-year-old daughter

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg mother has admitted to suffocating her severely abused two-year-old daughter while living at a North End women’s shelter.

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What a tragedy …what a screwed up system.

Mother (Sarah Hines) and two child murder victims to be buried

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

What drives a parent to kill?

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A far from balanced article that, in part,  portrays mothers who commit filicide as being profoundly mentally ill, or suffering from extremely rare postnatal depressive psychosis, and fathers as having warped logic and a distorted sense of himself as protector and provider that demand that he take his children and partner with him.

Guilford father desperate to see son again; taken to South Africa by ex-wife (Johanna Bayley)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mother (Frances Elaine Campione) accused of drowning daughters weeps in court at photos of their bodies

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Killer mom afraid of hubby, court hears

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Mother hinted girls didn't have a future, court told

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Mother kept vigil with dead daughters, court hears

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CAS pressed defendant to relinquish custody of daughters, murder trial told

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Campione guilty of murdering daughters

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Elaine Campione has been formally sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for drowning her two little girls in her apartment’s bathtub four years ago.

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Barbara Kay: When a mother is on trial, the father is the accused … Little Sophia and Serena Campione did not have to die. They were allowed to die because of a belief system that denies the truth of human nature. Both men and women are capable of aggression.

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DiManno: Mother’s mask finally slipped

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Real Men Do Cry The hidden pain: domestic abuse targeted toward men

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B-N boy headed home; father (Corey Hogsett) charged with abduction

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Bloomington man back from Florida to face kidnapping charges

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Stop Divorce Poison

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Children who absorb the lesson of hatred suffer what is known as parental alienation. They pull away from a formerly loved mother or father, and often an entire extended family, leaving the rejected relatives puzzled over what they might have said or done that caused a total rupture in relations.

Why Some High-Conflict Personality Women Kill

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Theresa Riggi, Susan Williams, Leisa Jones, Elaine Campione, Teresa Lewis and Clara Harris, for example …

Friday, November 12, 2010

2 SoCal brothers (John Silah and George Silah) arrested for kidnapping

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Boys allegedly abducted by fathers return home to California

The good news is that the children were quickly returned to their mothers with the help of the Netherland authorities.

The sad thing is that these same authorities have yet to return Ken Thompson’s son to him.

Is there a double standard at work?

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Woman (Maureen Graney) arrested in Dublin in connection with child abduction

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Psychiatric tests for mother (Marci Webber)

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Marci Webber, 43, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of her youngest daughter, Magdalene "Maggie" Webber, who was found nearly decapitated …

Mother (Shelia Ealey) indicted in slaying

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Judge orders mental health assessment of Philp

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Janet Philp, who was convicted of attempted murder on Tuesday evening, was back in Superior Court Wednesday morning.

Child safety first in overhaul of family law

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Get ready for more false allegations and fathers, families and friends being denied access to loved ones.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Keeping abused mothers safe is best for kids, conference hears

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A basically one sided approach to a complex problem.

Here is a flip side to the story.

Nassau Woman accused of murder- attempted suicide

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Here is another flip side to the story.

Mum who murdered kids appeals 'unreasonable' conviction

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Mum who murdered kids appeals 'unreasonable' conviction

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Prosecutors argued the woman was motivated by revenge against her ex-husband, the children's father, with whom she was battling in the Family Court over custody.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mother (Bridget Newberry) Of Burn Victim Sentenced To Probation

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Mother (Christina Devine) of abandoned baby has first court appearance

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Manitoba mom (Mary Joana Belanger) accused of killing daughter, 4

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Tahoe woman (Nancy Dunsavage) arrested in 26-year-old kidnapping case

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UPDATE: Somerville mom who fled with daughter 26 years ago out on bail

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This woman lived a lie for 26 years and deprived her daughter of a relationship with her father and, arguably, his family and friends. Only time will tell if any of the harm that has been done can be undone.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Girl's father (James Shelswel) 'devastated' by slaying

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Stepfather Peter Wilson gets 55 years for slitting girl's throat

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WEB EDITION: Sarah Wilson's victim impact statement

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Based upon the above statement I must conclude that Sarah Wilson is a vindictive, self absorbed woman, hiding behind a religious facade, who accepts no blame for the death of Clare. This, even though she brought Peter James Wilson into their lives, excluded Clare’s father, James Shelswel, from the lives of his daughters Suzanna and Clare, did not want her father to attend Clare’s funeral, and continues to exclude him from Suzanna’s life. It pains me to think that Suzanna is still in the custody and care of this woman.

Grandfather (David Jackson) Of Murdered Central Texas Toddler Freed On Bond

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The child’s mother and grandmother remain in custody charged with the death and multiple counts of injury to a child, both held without bond.

E.V. man's (Michael Sanchez) fight for daughter sets up international legal battle

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

(Ontario) Family court broken, report says

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Based on interviews and consultations with more than 100 social workers, family councillors, lawyers, judges and families, the report criticizes the family law system for not better meeting the needs of families at such a highly stressful period.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Mother (Susan Shadwell) who stabbed ex-husband over custody battle receives 10-year sentence

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Family law changes (Ontario)

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Alan Shanof - “Instead of tinkering with the status quo, why not blow up the current system and design a new system, a non-adversarial system that limits the role of lawyers? Perhaps we're afraid of even thinking about designing a more intelligent system dealing with family law disputes. …

At the same time, we need to look at what motivates, and eliminate the worst excesses in family law litigants' behaviour. False accusations of abuse, denial of access, hiding assets, bullying and other abuses must be eliminated by instituting real and timely remedies.”

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Daddy' gets 60 years in 3-year-old's (Joseph Schoolfield) beating death

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"Joseph died from severe head injuries in 2009. Scott Endicott, Joseph's mother's boyfriend, was convicted last year in Clinton County of the toddler's murder and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. Valerie Schoolfield, Joseph's mother, pleaded guilty to child endangerment and obstructing justice and received a 10-year prison sentence."
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Lawyers move to defend divorce gravy train

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Twickenham man (Richard Curtis Kwakye) charged with Thornton Heath toddler murder remanded in custody

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Mother faces charges in baby's death

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A 20-year-old mother was in custody Tuesday awaiting criminal charges after her newborn infant was found dead in a Saanich home Monday morning.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Woman held in baby murder investigation

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A woman was arrested today on suspicion of murder following the discovery of a baby in a garden, police said. The body of baby Aliyah was found wrapped in a shawl in a garden in Tinline Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, on September 6.

Two in custody in four-year-old’s death

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A mother (Patricia Cage) and her boyfriend (Sean Starwalt) are charged in the beating death of the woman’s four year old son, Jeremiah Bradford.

If you don't have anything nice to say...

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Why You Should Consider Co-Parenting After Divorce

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Families By Choice: Shared parenting on the rise

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Man's (Christian Gallo) custody battle reaches across hemisphere

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The child-friendly divorce has arrived

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“If children's needs are to be primary – which clearly they ought to be – we need a better system of divorce law than the outmoded, adversarial model, writes Rowan Pelling.”

Give fathers their rights back

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“… the current president of the Canadian Equal Parenting Council is a woman. Kris Titus took up the EP cause when she saw how much her children suffered from the absence of their father after their divorce. She became an activist in the family law reform movement when she actually had to fight with a judge to change his award of sole custody to shared parenting, a move that benefited everyone in her family.”

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

B.C. poised for a massive family law overhaul

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“Parenting co-coordinators will be empowered to arbitrate the day-to-day disputes of high-conflict families. Misbehaving ex-spouses will be slapped with 'conduct orders,' fines and jail time. And 'posthumously-conceived' children will have the same rights to inherit as other children.”

Monday, September 06, 2010

Local woman leads parental alienation group

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As president of Parental Alienation Awareness Organization International, based in Toronto, Jill Egizii said she hopes to give the issue a higher profile, just like Mothers Against Drunk Driving has done for drunken driving and Susan G. Komen for the Cure has done for breast cancer.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Belleville police chief victim of 'domestic incident'

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Charles Smith's blunders

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Oneil Blackett

Richard Brant

William and Mary Colville

Lianne Gagnon

Dinesh Kumar

Maureen Laidley

Tammy Marquardt

ICamille Mohamed

William Mullins-Johnson

Louise Reynolds

Maria Shepherd

Sherry Sherrett-Robinson

Marco and Anisa Trotta

Brenda Waudby

Monday, August 09, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

More support needed for families living with separation and violence

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Warning on custody battles after baby's fatal shooting

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“An eight-month-old boy believed to have been shot to death by his mother in central Queensland this week may have first been failed by the system … As speculation mounted yesterday that the baby, Anthony, was killed in the midst of a custody dispute, his father Lenny Comollatti, 36, was undergoing surgery in hospital for a gunshot wound to his stomach.”

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Child killed on family holiday

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Man (Hector Castro) faces capital murder charge in stepdaughter's slaying

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Be a good father despite divorce

An old post, but still relevant. "In the Kingston Whig Standard, on 7 February 2007, in her article entitled “Be a good father, despite divorce”, Ellie Tesher commented back to “A Beaten Dad” that “Teenagers living with one parent who’s angry and bad mouthing the other usually find that the only way to stay out of the crossfire is to go along with the negative attitude, rather than fight it. The girls will most likely seek you out later, if you maintain contact now in whatever way you can, and do not judge them.” This, I believe, is sound advice given the limited options available under current Family Law legislation. Even if one has court ordered access, in the words of Malcolm Kronby, a certified specialist in family law, “about all you can do is try to cite the custodial parent for contempt of court, in wilfully disobeying the order. The penalty for contempt of court is usually a jail sentence, so the courts are reluctant to impose this.” Nonetheless, I must thank Tesher and A Beaten Dad for bringing this growing problem to the public’s attention. In so doing, I hope that others, including legislators, judges, lawyers, children’s lawyers, court clinic assessors, child psychologists, mediators, social workers, and the public in general, will begin to speak out against the harm being done to children who are forced in this way to chose between their parents. In closing I would echo Tesher’s comment “do not judge” the children. Given that they are being manipulated by one parent to cut off all ties with the other parent, and by extension that parent’s family and friends, they are already carrying a heavy burden of guilt that one can only hope they can cope with."

Child Custody: Consequences of Interference with Custodial Time

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My son really doesn't want to see his dad

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Anti-Shared Parenting debate in Australia - Fathers' Rights

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A father's love is precious, but bad dads still cause damage (By Adele Horin)

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This is Adele’s second unfavourable article against the law in question in the last three days. Its founded upon reference to a report based on 22 interviews. I guess she has not read the following reference to a report based on 28,000 interviews. http://www.thegovmonitor.com/civil_society_and_democratic_renewal/public_administration/australia-releases-family-law-reforms-evaluation-22482.html

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Current divorce laws breed acrimony

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Law fails children exposed to harm (by ADELE HORIN)

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“The report (by Lesley Laing, senior lecturer in the faculty of education and social work at the University of Sydney) is based on interviews with 22 women, contacted through domestic violence services, who were negotiating parenting arrangements in the family law system. It is the first study that has allowed women experiencing domestic violence to speak about the impact of the 2006 legal changes that put greater emphasis on shared parenting while still maintaining protection in cases of violence.”

I’m not sure that a report based on interviews with 22 individuals should be looked upon as either accurate, or valid.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Children harmed by sole custody, report says

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Divorced B.C. father (Dieter Geesing) kept from seeing child

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“A 2009 study by Edward Kruk at the University of B.C.'s school of social work took a detailed look at the parental roles of 82 Vancouver-area fathers, from all walks of life, post-divorce. Of the 82, 56 reported “lack of access” as their No. 1 problem. Thirty of the 82 fathers reported being completely disengaged from their children's lives.”

A Father’s Role?

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Friday, June 04, 2010

Kids stabbed, mom arrested nine-year-old, infant rushed to hospital

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“A four-month-old baby was fighting for its life Thursday night and its mother was in custody after an attack that sent two other family members to hospital.”

Father (Ash Sakr) reveals heartbreaking international tug-of-love over son

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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Calgary dad (Jonathan Hope) sentenced for toddler's overdose death

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“Hope, along with his former wife, Lisa Guerin, were found guilty of failing to provide the necessities of life for their daughter, who died in April 2006 after drinking methadone mixed with an orange drink that her father had brought home.”

Winnipeg woman (Shirley Guimond) given conditional sentence in toddler's death

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Grandparent Visitation Disputes: Multigenerational Approaches to Family Mediation

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“Conclusion
The salience of grandparents in their grandchildren's lives is a subject now widely discussed among social scientists. While a heterogeneity of grandparenting roles has been shown to exist, for many grandparents the grandparent-grandchild attachment bond is an important component of their self-identities and a significant factor in their everyday lives. In cases where grandparents have developed close attachments with their grandchildren that are suddenly broken, grandchild absence may eventuate a persisting grief, containing all the major elements of bereavement.
The study reported here points to a variety of circumstances and outcomes for grandparents who at some point experience access difficulties with their grandchildren. There are also certain subgroups of grandparents who have a higher risk of losing ongoing contact. Access difficulties in nondivorce situations are likely to persist; in divorce situations, patemal grandparents represent another high-risk category While some grandparents are able to restore contact subsequent to initial access difficulties, the majority continue to disengage from their grandchildren's lives.”

Keep cases out of court: judge Bernard Warnick

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Judge Bernard Warnik - "There is something essentially tragic about good people incurring often ruinous fees for litigation, arising from nothing more than the divergence in personal lives and the issues to which that can give rise."