Thursday, June 30, 2011

The truth about women who commit domestic violence and child murders

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"The heart-wrenching murders of Darcey Freeman and Oliver Garcia are the product of despair or incomprehensible madness and should not be a catalyst for gender wars. To borrow the common-sense words of social commentator Bettina Arndt " Neither sex has a monopoly on vice or virtue." "

Mischief in the Family Law Act

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" By Patricia Merkin: Patricia Merkin writes on behalf of the National Coalition of Mothers Against Child Abuse."
Not much balance here.

Surge in parental child abduction abroad

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"The number of British children abducted by their parents and taken abroad has surged, government figures showed on Wednesday, with Pakistan, Thailand and India the most common destinations."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Facebook Fights: When Divorces Spill Online

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"There has been a considerable amount of interest in the somewhat bizarre Facebook interaction between Angela Voelkert and her ex-husband David. "

Henry sues to rebuild life after wrongful conviction

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" Ivan Henry spent more than 27 years locked inside some of Canada’s toughest jails and prisons, wrongly convicted of a string of violent sexual assaults, rapes that he didn’t commit."

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Westminster man's daughters abducted to radioactive Fukushima

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"It's been 22 months since Bruce Gherbetti has seen his three children and it would be hard to pick a worse place for them to be: Fukushima, Japan."

Jail urged for deadbeat German dad

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Exposure to domestic violence a form of child abuse

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What about the abuse caused by parental alienation and false accusations of abuse?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Custody Disputes Now Tougher for Battered Moms

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You can't get much more biased than this article by Phyllis Chesler.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Outrage as pregnant women who lose babies are facing murder charges

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Father figure essential in children’s lives post-divorce, says UBC prof

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"Kruk has been researching the role of fathers in children’s lives before and after divorce since 1985, where he undertook the first in-depth study on father absence after divorce. He is also examining the effects of father absence after divorce on children, and the effect of child absence on fathers."

Out of sight, not out of mind; mother searches for abducted daughter

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" Kristie Wynne, still recovering from giving birth to her third child, found out in the hospital that her eldest child had been taken to Mexico by her ex-husband, an illegal immigrant ..."

Housewife who killed husband after deathbed affair confession walks free

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" There were gasps from the public gallery as church-going Patricia Wakeford, 67, was sentenced to just 582 days in prison and told she would be released immediately because of time served in custody."

Parent kidnapping case drags on

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" It has been almost five years since the bitter child custody case began, and 7-year-old Cameron Albanese is still living with an uncle in Costa Rica.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Arrest made in death of 3-year-old

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"Dustin Wedel, 25, was taken into custody at his mother's home in Bakersfield, Kern County Sheriff's Department spokesman Ray Pruitt said. Wedel was booked into jail on suspicion of murder, torture and abuse resulting in the death of a child."

Man charged after allegedly abducting son

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"A 25-year-old man, who police say is the child's father, was arrested after he crashed a car with the boy inside at Kingston, south of Brisbane."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Oxford police charge son in mother’s death

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"Jamie Ellis, 42, was in custody at the Calhoun County Jail Wednesday, held on a $100,000 cash bond."

A father's long, fierce fight to get his son back

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"When David Goldman talks about his 11-year-old son Sean, he sounds like the average proud father."

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mother pleads not guilty to son's murder

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"Gemma Gaye Killeen is accused of the drowning murder of her toddler son Te Reringa Kayden Ashley Wetere on November 25 last year at Hillarys Boat Harbour."

Mother 'killed boy over broken TV

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"Kim Crawford, 21, was charged with murder after she allegedly smacked her son Jamar on the back and stomach, lacerating his pancreas and intestine in the process"

Father kills 2 sons and himself

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"The dead were identified as Thomas Fuchs, 49, and his sons Sean, 15, and Kyle, 13."

Sacramento Mother Accused of Burning Baby to Death in Microwave

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"The Sacramento Police Department arrested 29-year-old Ka Yang for the alleged murder of her 6-week-old daughter, Mirabelle Thao-Loa."

Georgia mother held in contempt for violating legal custody provision of divorce decree

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7-year-old drove more than 32 kilometres to try to see his dad, Michigan police say

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"DETROIT — Barefoot and still in pajamas, the 7-year-old boy stood on the side of a Caseville, Mich., road on Monday morning, crying and begging to see his dad. Police say that as his mother slept, the boy drove his stepfather's red Pontiac Sunfire more than 32 kilometres from Sheridan Township by himself to try to get there, hitting speeds of 80 kph with police in pursuit."

So did he get to see his dad?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Widow pleads not guilty to charge she conspired to kill husband

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"Teresa L. Stone, the widow of slain Independence insurance salesman Randy Stone, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that she helped plan his March 2010 killing."

Mother of William J. Ward's child filed for protection from abuse in 2009

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"The order says Rothrock and Ward were in the middle of a custody battle in Luzerne County Court. "

Letter to the Editor: 'Parental Alienation is a Reality'

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Legal Corner: The Infamous 50-Mile Rule

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Domestic violence court opens

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's groups argue court system biased against dads

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"Keith Sergent has been fighting for eight months for the right to be a father to his 16-month-old daughter, Avery."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

No happy Father's Day for many dads

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""Children deserve the emotional, psychological and financial support of both parents. It is unnatural for a parent not to have a communion with their own children," says (Senator Anne) Cools. "There is an order in nature, just as children are born as an infant, to want to know and be close to both of their parents. The greatest human tragedy is when any parent loses a child, whether it be to death, or to divorce.""

Father Gets Order of Protection Against Mother Accused of Trying to Murder Their 7-year-old Son

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" The divorce Cheryl Luchetta had long sought appeared close to being finalized."

Local single fathers stepping up their game in the fight for child custody

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"... things changed in 2008 when a Florida law was written to treat mothers and fathers equally in a 50/50 timesharing arrangement, rather than primary and secondary custody."

New Law Aimed at Stopping Domestic Violence

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"David Daniel Duff will spend the next 60 years in prison after shooting his wife, Samantha Duff in both legs."

Mother jailed for kidnapping son

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"A Family Court judge has sent a Perth mother behind bars for six months for kidnapping her nine-year-old son from his primary school and fleeing interstate in contempt of court orders."

Friday, June 17, 2011

Hampden murder-suicide stuns neighbors

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"As police search for clues about what caused a man to kill the mother of his child and another man before killing himself, people who knew Robert Liddick are in shock, trying to grasp that the neighborhood handyman could have done what police are claiming he did."

'Murderer' broke silence when shown photo of dead Thornton Heath toddler, court hears

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"Richard Curtis Kwakye was arrested hours after the fatal fire last September, which killed 19-month-old Siariah Letang and seriously injured her mother, grandmother and two other children"Link

Yazmina's murderous dad should get 'worst child killer' sentence

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"Ramazan Kerem Acar, 24, fatally stabbed his daughter Yazmina Micheline Acar on November 17 last year— six days before her third birthday — in what the Supreme Court heard yesterday was an act of hatred towards his former partner Rachelle D’Argent."

Father Continues Battle For Abused Daughter

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"Joseph Saunders was back in court Thursday afternoon, fighting for permanent custody for the little girl he only recently learned was his."

Emerson Burns guilty of murdering 6-month-old girl

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"Emerson T. Burns, 26, was found guilty of first-degree murder for beating 6-month-old Amylah Allende-Smith to death while he was supposed to be caring for her while the baby's mother was at work."

Linda L. Weiksnar: Parents acting as adults can prevent children from suffering parental alienation syndrome

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"Parents acting as adults can prevent children from suffering parental alienation syndrome"

Students bring gusto, heart to debate of joint custody bill

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Tasha Kheiriddin: An equal parenting reality check

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This is nonsense. The sooner shared parenting is instituted, the better.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Justice For Genesis: Biological Mother Doesn’t Want Death Penalty For Father

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"The two suspects, Monique Lynch and Hanif Sims, the girl’s biological father, are suspects in the case, but Lynch turned on Sims in a plea deal that took murder charges off the table. She will testify at his trial in October."

Aurora man (Joel Chavez) gets 28 years in death of infant daughter

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Two arrested in death of 18-month-old child

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"The mother of the child, 24-year-old Deanna Kipp and Kipp's boyfriend, 22-year-old Stephen Clark West are charged with one count each of felony murder and one count of aggravated assault (Family Violence Act)."

'Parental Abductions' on Dr. Phil

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Denying fathers their rights

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Justice Minister seeks efficient family court system

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Girls arraigned in foster mother's slaying may be charged as adults

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"Alexis Shields, 15, and Desiree Linares, 15, have been charged with nine counts each, including murder, theft of a motor vehicle, theft of the victim's laptop and cell phone, tampering with evidence and conspiracy in the death of Evelyn Miranda, 53, who was found dead at her home by a nephew Wednesday."

Father (Doug Trombino) fighting to get abducted daughter back

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Supreme Court judgment in child abduction case published

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Recognising signs of abuse first step to breaking free

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The Future of Family Law in Ontario: The Time for Change

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'Mentally ill' mother who killed child found guilty

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"A 29-year-old woman, who has admitted killing her two-year-old daughter by drowning her in the Cooks River last year, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Supreme Court in Darlinghurst today."

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Fraserburgh baby death: Mother (Ineta Dzinguviene) denies murder

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Mum found guilty of murdering newborn son
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 Arrest warrant issued for mother convicted of killing newborn son
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Life sentence for woman who killed her newborn baby
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Boy's (Valor Howell) return to Canada means new set of challenges for family

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The Power of Alienation

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"Parents consider it their duty to prohibit their children from being around people they deem unfit. But in Texas, as (Chassidie ) Russell found out, a mother’s parental rights can be trumped by judges and social workers who cite something called “parental alienation” as sufficient reason to take children away from otherwise fit and loving parents."

I think there is more to this than meets the eye.

Police 'could have saved mother and daughter'

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"Christine Chambers, 38, and her daughter Shania, two, were killed at their home in Braintree, Essex, early yesterday after a man was involved in a stand-off with police."

Father (Antowne Gelord) of boy nearly killed by mom seeks custody

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Gallant's husband charged

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Jason Wayne MacRae, 37, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged late that night. Gallant, 36, was found in the trunk of her car — parked outside the Timberlea elementary school where she taught — in December 2005.
MacRae strangled wife over $700 debt
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MacRae gets nothing from slain wife’s estate
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Child abduction arrest made three years later, child found safe

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"... a routine review of a 2008 case turned up a new lead in the search for Keli M. Knutsen ..."

Monday, June 06, 2011

Father, son dead in likely murder, suicide

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"Investigators believe the father, Anthony Lee Williams, shot his son, Hussan Williams, and then himself."

Man charged with trying to kill son at hospital

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"... 19-year-old Dakota Eldridge told police he pinched his 12-week-old son’s nose and covered his mouth several times around May 27 while his son was at the hospital."

Two boys shot, one killed; mom in custody

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"An Alabama woman is in custody in connection with the shootings of her two sons, one of which died from his wounds."

What Is Parental Alienation Syndrome and Should It Be Included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)?

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Ceres father (Mark Edward Mesiti) charged in death

"Alycia Mesiti was 14 years old in August 2006, enrolled to attend the year-old Central Valley High School in Ceres. But before classes began, her father and his girlfriend reported her as a runaway.'

Mother and Boyfriend Formally Charged With Toddler's Murder

"A mother and her boyfriend will soon be going to trial for the death of Texas Ruiz, a toddler who died New Year's Day 2011."
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Absent mother (Orgal Opata) sentenced to at least 10 years in sons' deaths

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Lexington man (Donald Southworth) indicted for murder in 2010 beating death of his wife

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Police say Van Nuys woman kidnapped son; pair could be in Mexico

"Wendy Princesa Cervantes, 19, failed to return 13-month-old Bryan Carter Bazan to his father as scheduled early Saturday morning,"
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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Mother braces for inquiry into toddler's killing

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"Meara McIntosh has travelled thousands of miles back to Alberta for an inquiry probing the murder of her young son at the hands of her ex-husband."

New law will alter how cases are decided

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Child Custody and Parental Alienation Syndrome

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