Snipped most of your post Dexter, just to make a small point. If MS gets life w/o parole or death, when you think about it , how many packs of crackers will he need to buy in the commissary anyways? Hopefully there will be a lawyer of some sort that overlooks the money for the girls and at this point we really don't know how much the girls will receive. Someone has to be willing to raise the girls money or no money. It's got to be out of love and concern that someone raises them, that's where close family comes in. If that cant happen then the state is at an advantage of placing them as they would claim they're the best candidates to overlook the $$$$. It happens a lot with kids that the state knows there's quite of few $$$ involved. JMO from seeing what happens to a lot of kids throughout the US that get placed.