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.)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
by Jennifer Thomas
Posted on March 31, 2010 at 10:09 AM
Updated today at 5:21 PM
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- A father reportedly shot his two children and then himself at a Scottsdale home Wednesday morning.
According to Scottsdale police Officer David Pubins, at approximately 8 a.m. 39-year-old Andre Leteve called 911 and said he had shot his child.
When police officers arrived at the home near Lincoln Drive and Scottsdale Road, they forced entry and found two small boys dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The kids ages are reportedly 5 years old and 15 months old.
Pubins said the father also shot himself. He was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
3TV has learned Leteve was going through a divorce. Both he and his wife had completed parent education classes and were scheduled to appear in court on April 19.
The mother of the children reportedly had plans to take the kids out of state for a vacation and Leteve was attempting to stop those plans.
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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.
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