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Judge Frees 3 Kids Locked Up for Refusing to See Dad

They're going to summer camp instead

(Newser) - A judge has released three siblings who spent two weeks in juvenile detention for refusing to meet with their estranged father. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca said she's sending the children to a summer camp, at the request of the father. She held a hearing yesterday, three days after... More »

Girl Missing 11 Years Returns to US With Stepdad

Scott Kelley, Mary Nunes in US; he's in custody

(Newser) - A high-profile custody and kidnapping case is finally over after 11 years in the most fundamental ways: The girl at the center of the case—now a legal adult of age 19—has been found, and her stepfather has joined her mother as a captured fugitive. The latest development occurred... More »

Man Throws Toddler From NYC High-Rise, Jumps

Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, was supposed to return child to mother

(Newser) - A New York City man embroiled in a custody dispute threw his 3-year-old from the roof of a 52-story Manhattan apartment building on West 60th Street before jumping to his death yesterday. The two landed on two lower roofs of an adjacent building. Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, died at the scene;... More »

Jason Patric Fights for More Rights for Sperm Donors

Jason Patric fighting for a relationship with his son

(Newser) - If Jason Patric has his way, sperm donors in California could find themselves with more legal rights regarding their biological children. The Lost Boys actor appeared before the Assembly Judiciary Committee yesterday to ask lawmakers to approve a bill that would expand paternal rights for fathers in IVF conceptions. The... More »

FBI Investigating Death of 2-Year-Old Girl, Father

Dad took toddler after mom was awarded custody

(Newser) - The bodies of a missing 2-year-old Sacramento girl and her father were discovered last night in the man's vehicle, nearly a week after he took her during a child custody dispute, authorities say. Madeline Samaan-Fay and Mourad "Moni" Samaan, 49, were found dead in his green Toyota 4Runner... More »

Gibson's Threats Against Babymama May Be Terrorism

Threatening to burn down Grigorieva's house crosses a line: expert

(Newser) - If the audiotape of Mel Gibson screaming obscenities at his ex-girlfriend is authenticated, the actor could have more than an epically nasty custody battle to worry about: His threat to burn down Oksana Grigorieva's house "could be considered a criminal terrorist threat," a legal expert tells Fox News... More »

Car Chase Ends With 12-Year-Old Driver in Custody

Child led Texas police on high-speed chase

(Newser) - Police in Texas who needed tire spikes to stop a truck in a high-speed chase got a surprise: The driver was a 12-year-old boy. Dashboard video shows the crying youth exiting the truck with arms raised and saying that he just wanted to talk to his mom. Police say he... More »

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