Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Minister misleads Federal Parliament about Family Violence

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"A leading men’s health organisation today claimed that the Federal Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon. Kate Ellis MP misled Parliament during debate of the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 last Thursday by making false and misleading claims about family violence."

Family law reforms pass lower house

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Shedding light on the darkest of crimes: family killings

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"Men and women kill for different reasons, research suggests. Men kill out of vengeance against the woman who has spurned them. Women tend to kill their children out of a misplaced "altruism," in which they think they are sparing the child the same misery they themselves have endured."

Parents who kill their kids not always insane, expert says

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De Soto mother (Rachel Perez) gets 8 1/2 years for keeping starving boy in attic

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Bedford woman (Cecelia Burnette) sentenced to eight years in infant death case

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Jury finds mother not guilty of son's murder

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"Yvonne Freaney, 49, who was homeless after eventually walking out on a violent husband, had always admitted strangling 11-year-old Glen to death in a rented hotel room. "

Man holds wife, child hostage, police say

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"The man, Bruce Lange Willis, 24, is involved in a custody dispute with his wife, who filed a domestic violence restraining order last July, according to court records."

Adele Horin: Abuse claims 'rarely used as court weapon'

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"THE Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, has criticised individuals and groups who claim that separated mothers routinely made false allegations of violence and child abuse to gain tactical advantage in family law disputes."

On the contrary ... if you have had any personal experience with family court cases you will know that false allegations happen all the time.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Filicide

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Filicide is the deliberate act of a parent killing their own son or daughter. The word filicide derives from the Latin words filius meaning "son" and filia meaning daughter.
In some cultures killing a daughter who is deemed to have disgraced the family is a common occurrence (see honor killing).
A 1999 US Department of Justice Study concluded that between 1976 and 1997 in the United States, mothers were responsible for a higher share of children killed during infancy while fathers were more likely to have been responsible for the murders of children age 8 or older. Furthermore, 52% of the children killed by their mothers were male (maternal filicide), while 57% of the children killed by their fathers were male (paternal filicide).
Sometimes there is a combination of murder and suicide in filicide cases.

'A very disturbing trend': Parents kidnap their children, flee country

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Teenage boys more likely to struggle with parental separation, study finds

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Adele Horin:: One of Adele's more balanced articles.

"About 63 per cent of the young people lived mostly or only with their mother, 20 per cent with their father, and 17 per cent in shared care, and on the whole were happy with the amount of time spent with the other parent."

"For adolescents with equal care time, the parent-child relationship often stayed warm, secure and trusting after the separation. But for those who lived mainly in one household, their relationship with the other parent was sometimes less assured."

Protesters demand divorce law changes

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

After his mother is murdered, little Zaylen (Carlik) comes home to family

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Child custody records sought in Choate murder case

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The attorney representing Riley Choate, charged with murder in the death of his 13-year-old son Christian, is seeking records related to child custody issues and Choate’s employment.

One in five single parents 'live in fear'

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"The bill continues to promote a child's right to a meaningful relationship with both parents, but with one key difference – it emphasises that the child's safety must come first in situations where there is conflict," he said"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Frankfort woman (Jenise Haddad) sentenced to 13 years for attempting to kill husband

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Mother Arrested For Dropping Her Baby Down Garbage Chute

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"Laquasia Wright, who lives on the eighth floor of the building in the Walt Whitman housing project, reportedly threw her newborn out with the trash after delivering him in her apartment."

Police: Mom Told 911 Kids 'Already In Heaven'

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"Kelli Murphy Attempted Suicide, Faces 2 Charges Of First-Degree Murder."

Mother dead, father faces murder charges

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"Rock Hill police are charging Carl White Jr. in the shooting death of ... 25-year-old Shrece Charlette Robinson."

Why judges need to talk to kids

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Judge terminates Farmington Hills mother's parental rights

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"A judge has decided that it’s in the best interest of two boys to terminate the parental rights of their mother, Laura Johnson, a woman who was once accused of killing her husband."

Mother and grandfather found guilty of murdering 4-year-old Rose Pizem

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"The Petah Tikva District Court on Thursday convicted a French woman and her lover, the father of her ex-husband, of killing her 4-year-old daughter Rose Pizem, whose body was found in September 2008 in the Yarkon River."

Toddler In Attempted Murder Case Suffered Brain Damage From Abuse

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"The attempted murder trial of a toddler in Colorado Springs will go forward. The girl's mother (Samantha Salaz) and aunt are accused of taping her wrists, ankles, eyes and mouth with tape before leaving her in a running shower."
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Dad wants custody of toddler who nearly drowned

Recognizing Parental Alienation

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Pamela Richardson - A Kidnapped Mind

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

'Father figure' (Lonnie Troy Brown Jr.) arrested on murder charges for allegedly killing Orrville woman

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Southern Union shooting suspect (Thomas May) indicted

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Murder prompts rally for parental visitation rights

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"Steven Watkins was an Illinois man who was shot to death as he arrived to pick up his daughter for his court-ordered visitation in 2008. The shooter was his ex-wife's mother, Shirley Skinner of Ashland. Last year she was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 55 years in prison. She was 75-years-old at the time of sentencing."

CA Congressional Candidate Tells F & F ‘Fathers Should Be Treated Equally in All Areas of Family Law’

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fathers Really do have Rights

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Amber Alert sparks massive search for tot 'snatched by his 36-year-old grandfather'

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"William Anthony Snipes, from Ozark, Alabama, allegedly took his grandson, Waylan Alexander Snipes, from a home in Chipley, Florida, police said."

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Regina mother (Anna Marie Rose Wilkes) charged after son, 3, found dead in van

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Man (Gladimir Jesus Gamez) Pleads No Contest To Kidnapping Toddler Son

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Seems to be a rather harsh sentence.
"A Long Beach man pleaded no contest today to a charge that he kidnapped his 3-year-old son in January, then was immediately ordered to serve eight years in prison."

Breaking up: it's not me, it is you

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"Under the proposed new laws, the Family Court will still have to consider whether each of the parents has encouraged, rather than been hostile to, a close and continuing relationship between their child and former partner when awarding custody. But the government has refused to back away from its dramatically expanded definition of what constitutes violence and it is here that a divisive battle lies."

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Opening Statements in Target Murder Case

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Mother-in-law murder trial goes to jury
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Murder-suicide suspected in children’s death

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Monday morning’s discovery in Saint-Edmond-de-Grantham, 100 kilometres northeast of Montreal, set police on a search for the father, Martin Houle, 37, a local farmer and owner of the truck.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Vt. judge: Birth mom (Lisa Miller) must give child to ex-partner

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Pastor accused of aiding parental child abduction: Part 1
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Pastor accused of aiding parental child abduction: Part 2
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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Dark past found in death of infant

Gatluak Jerweng’s ex-girlfriend, Nyachuol Puoch, 32, was sentenced last month in St. Cloud to more than 12 years in prison for the beating death a year ago of their toddler, Duach Makuach.
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Parental Alienation Includes Using the Kids to Punish Your Ex

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