Friday, April 27, 2012

Legally Kidnapped

Legally Kidnapped


Octomom Nadya Suleman Says Visit From Child Protective Services Was a “Set Up”

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 07:48 PM PDT

Octomom Nadya Suleman Says Visit From Child Protective Services Was a "Set Up"


Last month, Octomom Nadya Suleman made headlines for her topless photos. This month, it's because she had a visit from Child Protective Services. ABC News reports that Nadya's hairdresser called CPS and gave them photos that showed Nadya locked her kids in a room by putting a chair under the doorknob, and forced her toddlers to use portable training toilets outside.


Brian Dickerson: Little Leo's lemonade ordeal yields legislative fix

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 07:42 PM PDT

Brian Dickerson: Little Leo's lemonade ordeal yields legislative fix


Leo Ratte learned how abruptly the state can sunder the lifeline between a boy and his family on a Saturday afternoon in 2008, when a Comerica Park security guard alerted police that he saw Leo, then 7, sipping from a bottle of Mike's Hard Lemonade.


Child Protective Services could face more stringent rules for taking kids from parents

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 07:16 PM PDT

Child Protective Services could face more stringent rules for taking kids from parents

A Michigan House committee approved stricter guidelines for placing children into emergency protective services, on the heels of a high-profile case in which a father accidentally gave his son an alcoholic lemonade.


Prosecution rests in Marsden murder trial

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 12:13 PM PDT

Prosecution rests in Marsden murder trial

The prosecution rested its case Monday in the murder trial of Damien Marsden following testimony from an expert witness that Marsden's son did not die from injuries he suffered from falling off a bed. Dr. Arne Graff also testified that 4-month-old Rylin Marsden died of injuries following a non-accidental head trauma, which likely occurred just before he started showing symptoms on the afternoon of Aug. 2, 2009. Damien Marsden, 33, of Grygla, Minn., is facing three counts of second-degree murder in state District Court in his son's death.

Defense offers alternate theory in Marsden murder trial

The defense team for Damien Marsden took its first steps at putting a dent in the prosecution's case Tuesday, forwarding its own theory for the death of Marsden's son bolstered by testimony from a forensic pathologist.

Marsden found not guilty on all three murder counts

Damien Marsden was found not guilty Wednesday by a 12-person jury on all three murder counts he faced in state District Court in connection to the death of his 4-month-old son. Marsden, 33, of Grygla, Minn., was on trial for causing a head injury to his son, Rylin Marsden, leading to his eventual death in August 2009.