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    Fight to Keep Children Away From Child Killer Is Lost

    Fight to Keep Children Away From Killer Is Lost
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: July 30, 2011

    SEATTLE (AP) ó Trisha Conlonís motherly instinct seems reasonable: she does not want her teenage boys living with a woman who shot and killed her own daughters in their sleep 20 years ago.

    But that will happen on Sunday because of a bizarre and convoluted custody dispute with her former husband, John P. Cushing Jr., a retired Marine fighter pilot.

    Mr. Cushing, who lives on Vashon Island south of Seattle, is back together with his first wife, Kristine, who used a .38-caliber handgun to kill their daughters, who were 4 and 8, at their home in Orange County, Calif., in 1991.
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    What happens if she goes "temporarily insane" again?

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    I have no words....first, how the father could even THINK of remarrying the murderer, and second how any family court judge could consider thinking it's OK to leave children anywhere near her!

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    I just read this story on msnbc.com. Talk about nuts!! First of all, this lady is a killer. Secondly, I can't believe the fact that the father had his kids lie to their mother about who they were living with wasn't enough for the judge to rule in the mom's favor.

    I hope Trisha Conlon can get her boys back.

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    this is an awful ruling. I'm not sure I could send my kid -

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    I would have thought after the FCA case that anyone involved in making decisions regarding the safety of children would use common sense. The judge states that he would not leave his own children with her but that that would be an emotional decision and he should not rule based on emotion - ok well how about ruling based on common sense. Has she spent any significant time with children since she murdered her own children?? Perhaps some sort of SUPERVISED plan be put in place until the boys are older???

    I'm planning on writing a letter to the judge on this case and plead with him to re-consider adding additional precautions. Any suggestions of anyone else I should cc my letter to would be greatly appreciated.
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    Start with the President of the USA, then move on to the state senator and representative. After that, the attorney general and children's services. After that, Gloria Allred, the ACLU, Mark Klass, and every organization devoted to children.

    The powers that be may think this woman is cured, but would anyone want their own children with her for any length of time? Good grief, she MURDERED her own kids, can any child be safe with her?

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    That's a very scary situation indeed.

    Considering the circumstances after reading the article about her being on Pozac at the time and the rehabilitation she has had, as well as Dad feeling safe with her around them. Which says a lot to me since he has horrifically lost his children at her hands already. I would let my kids stay.
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    No no no.... I would not let my kids stay, having a conversation with my DH about my kids at their dads...

    I would take my kids and run, the husband believing in her would be tough but I would get over it pretty quickly.

    I'm not gonna let my child swim in a lake if there is a shark in it on the off chance he won't get bit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~greeneyedgirl~ View Post
    That's a very scary situation indeed.

    Considering the circumstances after reading the article about her being on Pozac at the time and the rehabilitation she has had, as well as Dad feeling safe with her around them. Which says a lot to me since he has horrifically lost his children at her hands already. I would let my kids stay.
    Do you actually have kids?
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    "In the meantime, Ms. Conlon will drop the boys off with the Cushings on Sunday, she said."

    I don't think I'd be able to do it.
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    “Kristine M. Cushing is doing well,” he wrote. “She is busy, enjoys life and loves me and my sons.”

    Mr. Cushing noted that he stored his guns at a friend’s home when he was not using them at a range. Ms. Cushing said in her own declaration that she loved Mr. Cushing’s sons “very much” and has “a good relationship with both of them.”
    I wouldn't want any children that I love anywhere near me if I had previously snapped and killed some other children that I love.

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    I just really don't understand our insanity laws. It never made sense to me.
    If someone is "insane" but did it, then instead of not guilty by reason of insanity they should be found "guilty but insane," IMO. Then such situation as this could be prevented.
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    Just my opinion

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    i'd take my kids and run. I know its illegal but I'd run.
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    Oh my... never, ever would I knowingly drop my children off with my ex-husband who has remarried his ex-wife who murdered their children... insanity plea or not. I'd run and never look back! I know it's illegal, but so what... keeping my children safe would be my top priority. I pray the court does the right thing and prevents the children from being around this woman.

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