Perhaps courts should err on the side of caution when it comes to children

October 28, 2013

In a horrific case that I read about this morning, it appears that a father raped and murdered his 14 year-old daughter months after a California court awarded him custody. He had an extensive criminal history, including incarceration for a domestic violence conviction, as well as a history of child molestation. Sometimes, I wonder what some family court judges are thinking in making custody decisions.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for this father based in part on a special enhancement of “committing murder ‘before or during’ rape, sodomy and oral copulation, according to court documents.”

You can read more details about this sordid and sad situation at the following link:

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