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Custody Fight May Have Led to Toddler's Unthinkable Killing

3-year-old dies in burning car, with the doors chained shut

(Newser) - The death itself is tragic: A 3-year-old girl died after being trapped in a burning car in Queens on Sunday night. But the circumstances make it hard to fathom: The car doors had been chained shut from the inside, an apparent bid to stop anyone from rescuing her, reports the...

In 'Extremely Rare' Move, an Order in Jolie-Pitt Divorce Case

Judge mandates Jolie give her ex more access to their 6 kids or risk losing primary custody

(Newser) - In what one expert tells People is an "extremely rare" case, a judge has issued a new order involving Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's six children and warned that if Jolie doesn't follow the order, she could risk losing primary custody to Pitt. Various media outlets got...

Paula Patton: Robin Thicke Abused Me, Cheated on Me

Obtains temporary sole custody, temporary restraining order

(Newser) - Things just got even uglier between ex-spouses Robin Thicke and Paula Patton. On Thursday Patton obtained temporary sole custody of the couple's 6-year-old son as well as a temporary domestic violence restraining order barring Thicke from access to her, their son, and her mother, E! reports. According to People...

Robin Thicke Calls Cops to Paula Patton's Home

Son Julian reportedly refused to leave with him

(Newser) - Robin Thicke got the cops involved in the custody dispute between himself and ex Paula Patton, TMZ reports. After the couple's 6-year-old son told his mother and his school that Thicke spanks him painfully , the LA County Department of Children and Family Services opened an investigation. Patton also filed...

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...

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...

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;...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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