06-09-2009, 09:40 AM #1Former Member
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PA - Officers rescued boy during gun battle, Nazareth
"Police were trying to figure out what set off Autenrieth, who was supposed to drop off his three children curbside at his estranged wife's townhouse Sunday night. Instead, he went into the house in Nazareth — ignoring a May 18 protection-from-abuse order that forbade it — and began arguing with her."
One of the Officers likened this shooting to an American tragedy, and it was. An Officer, father of 3, is dead. When are the Courts and LE going to figure out that Orders of Protection/Protection From Abuse, aren't worth the paper they're written on? This time it was an Officer, a husband, a father, and I'm very sad for them. Usually, however, it's the wife, the girl friend, the children. NOW, maybe, the Courts can SEE they need to have stronger measures in place to protect the innocent!
Sorry, but this is something I feel very strongly about.
Last edited by Blackwatch; 06-09-2009 at 10:02 AM. Reason: typo
06-09-2009, 09:56 AM #2
I agree. Let's not forget how horrific this was for this 9 yr old boy who witnessed both his father and a law enforcement officer be killed. I can't imagine what he might be going through.
Why not use an exchange center for high conflict parents going through custody battles? It would certainly eliminate the need for the parents to have any communication with one another during exchanges.
05-28-2010, 05:02 AM #3
Today I was thinking of this fine Trooper as an officer had been shot in Upper Darby. Thankfully that Offficer has survived. I just thought this poor family is still suffering.
Then I find at this link that the shooter had a girlfriend named Emily Joy Gross who purchased the gun for him. She knew he was not allowed ot have it. She went in Jersey to get a gun, but was told she'd have to wait so she got in PA. She lied about her addy.
Her charges are being bound over for the county? Not sure what that means. So sad.
05-28-2010, 05:59 AM #4
I'm not positive, but I think when charges are bound over, it means they have determined there is enough evidence to try the charges.
05-28-2010, 12:35 PM #5Registered User
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I've seen it happen countless times. A lot of women go around protective orders, supervised visitation orders, etc., in order to maintain the child's relationship with their father...either because the abuser convinces her he's "better now," or because he wasn't "able" to afford the exchange center and the child was missing "dad."
This woman's situation was different - it sounds like he was just ordered to not go closer than the curb - just explaining that sometimes even exchange centers aren't the answer. Just keep violent people locked up!
05-30-2010, 06:38 AM #6
05-30-2010, 09:21 AM #7
I find it odd that she hasn't been charged as an accessory to murder, at the very least. She clearly went above and beyond in order to secure a weapon for him. Did she really think she was going through all that so he could shoot an errant squirrel or something? I highly doubt it. She knew what it was for, IMO.
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