Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Missing 9-year-old’s neighbor (Michael Plumadore) allegedly beat her with brick, dismembered body


Ex-boyfriend (Jerry A. Lewis) arrested in woman's, boy's deaths


How To Lose Child Custody

"As a matrimonial law attorney who regularly represents mothers and fathers in contested divorce trials, I have very some straight forward advice for parents going through divorce, and who are contemplating a custody action. More than ever, I am counseling mothers on how to not lose custody of their children.

UN: Israel Discriminates Against Divorced Fathers, Children

" The UN, which has a long, documented history for bashing Israel at almost each and every opportunity, has come out today on behalf of divorced fathers and their children in Israel."

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Family Matters

Link "In recent years a new “buzz word” has evolved in the family law world: parental alienation. This is a term which refers to the very concerning practice among many separated parents of doing everything within their power to turn their children against the other parent. Why is it so difficult for some parents to accept that their children have a right and a need to enjoy a happy, healthy, loving relationship with both parents? How effective is the family justice system in addressing this serious problem? There are some very innovative and ground-breaking solutions being implemented by the mental health profession. What are they and do they succeed in re-integrating alienated children with their non-custodial parents? Learn all about this fascinating phenomenon in this special episode of Family Matters.
Guests: Lorne MacLean, Rhonda Pisanello"

International Child-Centered Divorce Month Recognized in January


Both parents are important to children


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Teen murderer with 'frightening' character flaw must move to adult jail

Link "A teenager with a "frightening" character flaw who browbeat her boyfriend into killing a perceived rival will have to move to an adult detention centre as scheduled when she turns 20 next month, an Ontario judge ruled Thursday. Lawyers for Melissa Todorovic had argued it would be in her best interest to let her remain at the youth facility, where she is serving her first-degree murder sentence for the New Year's Day stabbing of 14-year-old Stefanie Rengel four years ago."

Father suspected of abducting infant appears in court

Link "Ricky Doodhnaught, the father of a missing nine-week-old child, has been remanded into custody with police saying they believe he has information about the child's whereabouts."

Link "The mother at the centre of a case involving a missing dead infant is a former prostitute and drug user who once witnessed a shooting. Nadia Ayyad, 23, made a brief appearance at Newmarket , Ont., court Thursday after being arrested a day earlier and charged in connection with the disappearance and death of her baby son George Doodhnaught. Baby George's father, Ricky Ray Doodhnaught, was arrested earlier in December."

Man, 27, jailed for attempted murder of baby girl

Link "A VIOLENT man who tried to murder a baby by "strangling" her and shoving his fingers down her throat in a brutal attack – in a bid to wreak revenge on the infant's mother – has been jailed for nine years."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Search continues for Ayla Reynolds as locals hold vigil


Wold gets life, no chance for parole in murder plot

Link "Darren Wold and Jack E. Johnson, are longtime friends who prosecutors allege conspired with Justin P. Welch to kill 39-year-old Kimberly Smith. Criminal complaints say she was fighting with Wold over custody of their 4-year-old son. She was found bound and stabbed in her home Oct. 1, 2009. Police said the boy was home but did not see the killing."

Link "Prosecutors said Darren Wold plotted the death of the mother of his young son so he could gain full custody ... Jack Johnson was also convicted. Prosecutors said the men hired California drifter Justin Welch to kill 39-year-old Kimberly Smith in her Oconomowoc home in 2009. She was stabbed to death."

Link "Darren Wold looks at family members of Kimberly Smith who were seated in the front row as he is led from the courtroom after Judge James Kieffer sentenced him Tuesday to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole for his role in the 2009 murder of Smith, the mother of his son."

Police charge mother, boyfriend in child's death

"Police arrested 23-year-old Patricia Brewer in connection with the death of the boy and abuse of her 3-year-old son. Her arrest came Tuesday, hours after her boyfriend, 21-year-old Kenneth Dewayne Coleman, was taken into custody."

Mom of 4-year-old allegedly murdered by her boyfriend: He was my life

Link "The man (Michael Allen Seaton) wanted in the death of a Houston four-year-old is in custody, and the boy's mother (Britni Glover) ... is ...also in jail for the death."

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Man guilty in killing of girl’s father in custody dispute

Link "... a Muskingum County Common Pleas jury found Terrell M. Nowlin, 26, guilty of aggravated murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, tampering with evidence and gross abuse of a corpse in the death of ...  Tyler Hardin ...
Prosecutors said Nowlin ... killed Hardin because Hardin wanted to share custody of the child he had with Nowlin’s wife, 20-year-old Heather Nowlin, of Zanesville. Mrs. Nowlin pleaded guilty in November to charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder, kidnapping by deception and tampering with evidence. She testified last week against her husband in a trial that began in Zanesville on Dec. 12."

Mom did nothing as boyfriend beat boy, police allege

Link "Britni Bereasa Glover watched as her boyfriend beat her 4-year-old son. She did nothing. She later heard the boy complain of stomach pain. She did nothing. The next morning, she found her son, Dustyn Skyler Roff, dead in his bed. ... police allege that happened beginning Thursday night, when Michael Allen Seaton beat Dustyn because his mother did not come home for lunch that day."

Emington mother killed family, then herself

Link "Authorities ... said ... that they believe a 30-year-old mother of three shot and killed her children, her live-in boyfriend and then turned the gun on herself. ...  Killed were mother Sara McMeen, 30, Daniel Warren, 29, Skyler Lemke, 8, Ian Lemke, 7, and Maggie Warren, 10 months."

Five shooting deaths in Virginia home called murder-suicide

Link "Esteban Quintero-Gonzales, 37, forced his way into a residence in the hamlet of Gargatha, on Virginia's Eastern Shore, on Thursday and shot dead the four people inside, ... Quintero-Gonzales then shot himself. The four people killed were Evelyn Colon-Matias, 27; Jesus Angel Quintero-Colon, 10; Ana Estefani Quintero-Colon, 9; and Zayday Reyes, 20."

Monday, December 19, 2011

2 daughters unharmed during murder-suicide

Link "The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said Heather Trapp, 37, went to the home of her estranged husband, Anthony Trapp, on Rose Lane on Thursday afternoon to pick up her children, 5-year-old Emma and 20-month-old Sophia."

Red Bluff mother (Theresa Maria Garcia- Lewis) in court, boy walking, talking


Lawyer helped mom regain kids, now cares for them after slaying

Link "For more than two years, Poughkeepsie attorney Cynthia Kasnia helped Tyrese Storms take the legal steps to regain custody of her three children. Now, a year after Storms, 25, was strangled in her Pleasant Valley home as the family was about to be reunited, two of those children call Kasnia “Mom.”

Mother and man in court on murder charge

Link "Rebecca Shuttleworth, 23, of Cottingham Road, Manchester, was charged over the death of Keanu Williams, who died on 9 January in Ward End, Birmingham. ... She was remanded in custody at Birmingham Magistrates' Court along with Luke Southerton, 30, from Hagley Road in Edgbaston in the city."

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Murder probe launched after body of mother-of-four who vanished after Halloween party is found

Link "Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of missing mother-of-four Karen Swift was found."

Court Documents Show Children Home in Double Murder

Link "Court documents show Rice and his ex-lover, 32-year-old Annette Durham were having custody issues over their two-year-old son. Durham’s six year-old daughter and the two year-old were at the house when Annette Durham and 39-year-old Steven Strotkamp were killed. The six-year-old ran to a neighbor’s home to get help."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How my mother's fanatical views tore us apart

Link "As the child of divorced parents, I (Rebecca Walker) know only too well the painful consequences of being brought up in those circumstances. Feminism has much to answer for denigrating men and encouraging women to seek independence whatever the cost to their families."

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Horrific moment a father was shot by his mother-in-law as he picked up son, three from her house

Link "Salvatore Miglino, 39, was shot in the ribs and the shoulder by 66-year-old Cheryl Hepner."

Fla. woman accused in family killings wants her statements to police barred from her NY trial

Link "Novack and her brother, Cristobal Veliz, of Brooklyn, are accused of directing the 2009 killings of her husband, Ben Novack Jr., and his mother, Bernice Novack, and hiring the killers. They have pleaded not guilty. At least two other people have been arrested in the case."Link

Missing Ontario boys found in Poland now in legal limbo

Mrs. Edyta Ustaszewski - Watkins, who claimed in Court that she had lost the boys’ passports, apparently used them – and her own ‘Canceled’ passport – to enter the U.S., board a airline and flew from there to Germany.

An Ontario father has located his two children ... Stephen Watkins saw his sons Alexander, now 10, and Christopher, now 7, a few days ago for the first time since they disappeared on March 6, 2009. Police allege that the boys' non-custodial mother, Edyta Watkins, fled with the children to Europe after Stephen Watkins was granted full custody of the boys. Edyta Watkins had been given weekend visitation rights."Link

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Preliminary hearing set for mom accused of killing babies

Link "Judge Harry Van Harten set the hearing to begin on Feb. 27 for Meredith Katharine Borowiec, 30, who faces two counts of second-degree murder, as well as attempted murder, failing to provide the necessities of life and abandoning a child."

Friday, December 09, 2011

Mother kills daughters in murder-suicide

Link "For several days police would not rule out a possible third party being responsible for the deaths of 46-year-old Heather Glendinning and her two daughters, Jane Cuzens, 12, and Jessica Cuzens, 10."

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Hilary Madsen on Male Victims of DV and Fighting Misconceptions


MO mom who claimed her baby disappeared, charged with his murder

Link "Missouri Police say Shelby Dasher was arrested less than 16 hours after she reported her 13-month-old son missing. The child's tiny body was found near a cemetery about a mile from his home."

Tips from public prove valuable to missing-children investigators

Link "Perceptions of parental abduction need to change, she explained. No parent has a right to take a child from their other parent, unless there is a threat to the child's health and safety."

Mother in toddler's scalding death gets 11 years

Link "A Toronto woman convicted of manslaughter in the scalding death of her toddler four years ago was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in jail. ... Melissa Alexander, 26, waited 12 hours to get emergency medical help for her badly scalded son, 19-month-old Miguel Fernandes."

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Mom Denied Food Stamps For Months, Shoots Own Kids

Link "Authorities identified the mother as Rachelle Grimmer, 38, and children Ramie and Timothy."

Calera woman (Kimberly Dawn McGuffie) pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot

Link "McGuffie was indicted for conspiring with her mother to hire someone to kill her former husband with a cocktail of prescription drugs, according to a release from Vance. McGuffie's mother, Barbara Louise Patterson, 63, from Columbiana, obtained a prescription for the anti-depressant drug Lexapro, which she gave to her daughter for the drug cocktail. Patterson's trial is pending"

Iowa mom gets life for neighbor's death

Link "Tracey Richter, 45, claimed she shot 20-year-old Dustin Wehde in her home in 2001 after he and another man broke in and strangled her with pantyhose. She appeared on national television soon after the shooting, telling how she killed Wehde to protect herself and her three children."

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

New Documentary by BU Professor Tackles Flawed Family Court System

So sad. Another Academic who fails to recognize that Parental Alienation does exist.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Abused wife suffers final insult: paying alimony to jailed husband

"First, Crystal Harris was sexually assaulted by her husband — and now she’s being attacked once again by a California court ... Because of a bizarre legal loophole, Harris, 39, was ordered to pay $1,000 a month in spousal support to her now-ex, Shawn Harris."

Responding to Recent Violence in Custody Disputes

"Responding to the recent wave of violence set off by child custody disputes, Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Mark Baer blames family law litigation, a process that fans the flames of emotion."

‘Murder for Hire’ plot leads to local mother’s arrest

Link "
A Clarksville mother of twin boys was arrested for soliciting the murder of the boys’ father. Embroiled in a custody battle for the three year old male twins, CPD were notified December1 that Natalie Danielle Haines was soliciting to have Jack Louis Janes, age 30, murdered."

Sunday, December 04, 2011

FBI launches PSA in search for Newton mom

Link "The FBI is trying a public service announcement in its search for clues about a woman wanted for kidnapping her children two years ago from Newton and fleeing to Egypt ... the bureau began running a radio podcast about 41-year-old Mirvat Safwat Elnady, who vanished Aug. 11, 2009, after picking up her two sons during a scheduled weekly visit."

Jill Jones- Soderman and The Famiy Resolution Center Launches Research Project Concerning Parental Alienation And International Child Abduction

Link "Child abduction can be a tool of parental alienation as well as a sadistic attack on the parent meant to be thwarted. It can also be an attempt at rescuing a child at especially grave risk where the authorities have made incorrect decisions."

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Father charged in death of Red Deer infant Zaria McCall

Link "RCMP announced Friday that Julian Thomson has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of four-month-old Zaria McCall last weekend."

Mom (Yokeia Smith) unfit for trial in kids' shotgun deaths


Joe Chisholm’s 18-year search for his daughter finally comes to an end with Patricia O’Byrne’s arrest in B.C.

Link  "Sigourney Teresa Chisholm was known to all as Thea Whelan"

Friday, December 02, 2011

Mother, boyfriend charged in Cahokia child's death

Link "Starr Lohman, 24, and her current boyfriend, Lee D. Crutchfield, 33, were charged with three counts each of first-degree murder.

Delhi murder: custody battle looms

Link "On October 29, Niranjani Pillay was stabbed and strangled allegedly by her husband Sumit Handa at the rented flat they shared."

Accused mother (Vanessa Rincon) claims psychotic episode


Wilson County mom (Deborah Wen-Yee Mark) facing murder charge says she flung daughter