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Blog Posts in July, 2015

  • Same-Sex Divorce Granted in El Paso

    The first same-sex divorce has been granted in El Paso, Texas as of June 29 this year. Two women moved from New Hampshire to Texas and were required to wait six months in order to obtain Texas residency before filing for divorce. Though the couple got married in a state that recognized same-sex marriage, they weren’t able to get a divorce in Texas until the Supreme Court decision past three days ...
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  • Three Children Drowned While Mother Used Phone

    A Texas woman, and mother of five children, is being investigated after three of her children drowned in an Irving, Texas pool in June. Patricia Allen, age 30, was at an apartment complex using the pool but was not paying attention to the three children in the water. Two of her children, ages 3 and 6, were with Allen out of the water, but the mother was reportedly sending text messages on her ...
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  • Couple Flees to Mexico to Avoid Custody Hearing

    A married couple left the country last December with two children after missing a custody hearing. The mother, Brittany Morgan Nunn and her husband, Peter David Barr, Sr fled the U.S. with Nunn’s six and four-year-old. Immigration officials found the mother with her two children and Barr in Cabo San Lucas after eight months of searching for the children. The group was taken into custody by Mexican ...
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  • New Jersey Man Owed $43,000 in Child Support

    A 28-year-old man from Penns Grove, New Jersey was found owing over $43,000 in overdue child support. There were three child support warrants for Kyle Blackston from Salem County bringing the total to $43,801.68. The discovery came during a warrant sweep from the Salem County Sheriff’s Office. Blackston was taken to a correctional facility once authorities got to him. So far in June, the Sheriff’s ...
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  • Anaheim Man Flees Police After Discovery of Gruesome Apartment Scene

    Kwame Carpenter was taken into custody in connection with the death of his infant son and the son’s mother. Carpenter was in Fountain Valley, California when police chased the 24-year-old after someone identified him at a hospital. Officers approached Carpenter’s care initially to take him into custody, but Carpenter refused and led the officers on a chase. After damaging several cars during the ...
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  • California Women Arrested for Child Abuse

    The Visalia, California Police Department have arrested two women on child abuse charges. The Fresno Bee reported on June 21 that Isabel Sanchez and Corina Avalos were being investigated after a 12-year-old reported abuse. Police found the girl and three other children, ages 7, 9 and 14 alone by themselves. Two of the children had marks on their bodies that are most likely from physical abuse, ...
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  • Supreme Court will allow reports to be submitted as testimony

    USA Today reported that The Supreme Court will now allow reports of child abuse from teachers who spoke to the abused children to be submitted as testimony. This decision came on June 18th, when teachers at a day care saw that a 3 1/2-year-old boy had visible wounds on his body. When the teachers asked him how he was injured, he told them that his mother’s boyfriend was responsible. Since the boy ...
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  • Boy Abandoned at Department Store in Kansas

    A 5-year-old boy was left by himself in a Kohl’s parking lot in Wichita, Kansas last week. The boy was reportedly with his grandmother earlier on a shopping trip, according to The Wichita Eagle. The 41-year-old grandmother reportedly had raised the boy since infancy. She was caught shoplifting over $200 worth of clothes, and came back to Kohl’s to return the items. However, she did not take her ...
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