Most scams, such as sub-prime mortgages and email scams, victimize adults. But custody scams victimize children. When government fails to protect children it throws open the doors to private contractors—lawyers and clinicians—who enrich themselves at the expense of children. (More about this child and the mother who tried to protect her appears below.)
Thursday, February 11, 2010
King of his Castle: Custody murders in 2010
Freeman, Arthur Philip. Threw 3-year-old daughter off bridge, killing her. Had court-ordered visitation.
Fuentes, Jesus Roman. Shot to death 4-year-old son during visitation.
Garcia, Stephen Charles. Shot to death 9-month-old son during court-ordered visitation. Mother's pleas ignored by 3 judges.
Brown, Cameron. Facing third trial for murdering 4-year-old daughter by pushing her off cliff. Allegedly wanted to avoid child support.
McKenzie, Kelly David. Murdered girlfriend while 9-year-old son was in his home on an "access visit."
Kang, Liu. Beat to death 12-year-old daughter. Appears to have been custodial father (divorced from girl's mother, girl lived with father).
Bacon, Nicholas. Shot to death 9-month-old son during visitation. Had joint custody.
Bohannon, Ronald A. Shot to death 14-month-old son during visitation. Convicted of reckless homicide.
Frazier, Timothy. Murdered 21-month-old son after obtaining custody with police help through fraudulent EPO. Mother is now suing the police and the City.
Robinson, Nathaniel. Murdered 3-year-old son after obtaining custody 1 month before.
Mammone, James III. Stabbed his two children to death, beat to death former mother-in-law. Had been granted visitation rights.
Cockerel, Donald L. Along with girlfriend, charged with starving, beating to death 3-year-old daughter. Dad had "shared custody," but had been refusing to return the child to her mother.
Hensvold, Martin. Shot his ex-wife "execution style" while she was picking up their 2-year-old son.
Desormeaux, Leo IV. Murdered 21-month-old son during visitation.
Watrous, Duke Lawrence. Custodial father who shot to death 10-year-old daughter.
Copland, Andrew. Murdered his 4-year-old daughter and her mother while the mother was dropping off the child for an "access visit."
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About the mother and child pictured at the top
She is one of countless children in Rhode Island subjected to severe emotional and physical trauma by Family Court when it helps abusive parents to maintain control over their families after divorce. When she turned 18 in 2007, she gave the Parenting Project permission to publish her picture on behalf of all children who have been held hostage by Rhode Island custody scams.
About the Author and the Cause