Court Hearing in San Angelo- Today 5/30/08

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  1. faw720

    faw720 Active Member

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    According to San Angelo Standard Times, a court hearing is scheduled today at 2pm CDS at the Tom Green court house. I'm assuming that is when the judge must rescend her custoday order.

    http:www.gosanangelo.com
     
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  3. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    Faw, your link has some interesting information:

    SAN ANGELO - Texas investigators collected DNA samples from jailed polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, suspecting him of sexual assault of a child stemming from so-called "spiritual" marriages with girls as young as 12.

    Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for the Texas Attorney General's Office, said the samples were taken Thursday at an Arizona jail where Jeffs awaits trial on charges of being an accomplice to incest and sexual conduct.

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    The samples were taken as part of an investigation into whether Jeffs sexually assaulted four girls at the sect's Yearning For Zion Ranch near Eldorado in January 2004 and July 2006.

    and

    Investigators have wedding photos and church records indicating he had spiritual unions - marriages recognized by the sect but not legal marriages - with four girls ranging in age from 12 to 14, according to an affidavit filed by Denis Gilbert, an Arizona officer aiding Texas law enforcement. At least one girl conceived a child at 15, the affidavit says.
     
  4. faw720

    faw720 Active Member

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  5. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Not true. It seems like the judge pulled a fast one, to by the state some more time. A loop hole so to speak

    Court adjourns without issuing order in sect case

    "The children of the YFZ Ranch won't be going home this weekend.
    Judge Barbara Walther left the courtroom this evening without signing an order to restore custody of the children to their parents."

    http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2008/may/30/texas-polygamists-reach-tentative-deal/


    Judge delays reunions for sect families

    "A Texas judge today refused to sign an order returning more than 300 children seized from a polygamist community, saying she wanted the mothers involved to sign the order first. Members of the sect decried the decision, which followed a Texas Supreme Court ruling that the removals were unwarranted"

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/05/30/polygamist.order/index.html
     
  6. faw720

    faw720 Active Member

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    I'm thinking the judge may be skating on thin ice even though she has good intentions.
     
  7. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    No she is within her rights. The supreme court has said that she can put as many restrictions on them as she wants, but the kids must be returned. Walther is just covering her basis's

    Think about it this community has lied, and ran from things when things get tough. If she did not order them to sign the order first, prior to her signing it, they could take the kids out of state, and not be charged because they could use the excuse " oh we didn't know we weren't allowed to take them out of state." But if they sign the order, then they know what they are signing, and can be held responisble if they break the agreement.

    Sorry the wording of this is hard to read, I tried to explain it the best I could.
     
  8. Details

    Details Former Member

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    Yeah - I think this is pretty much entirely normal and routine - judges don't make orders, then assume parties will read and obey them - you have to sign them, and there was one precondition - a photo of the parents. Until that, she absolutely should not return the children. Without a signature, there's no reason to set any conditions (and the supreme court just about suggested restrictions - they ONLY said taking them out of the home was too much without more evidence and trying other alternatives first).
     

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