GUILTY IL - Cynthia Humphrey, 47, slain by coworker, Chicago Heights, 17 May 2010

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  1. Cubby

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    Dad gets custody of kids after mom charged with murder

    Chicago Heights woman accused of stabbing co-worker 39 times

    <!-- Module ends: article-header--><!-- Module starts: article-byline (ArticleByline) -->May 24, 2010<!-- Module ends: article-byline-->
    <!-- Module starts: a-body-first-para (ArticleText) -->A father won full custody of his two children Monday after the mother was charged with first-degree murder, accused of stabbing a co-worker 39 times.
    In March, Bryan Hill, 31, and Selisea Tyler, 26, had settled on joint custody of their children, ages 5 and 6, Hill's attorney Jeffery Leving said.
    But all that changed when, according to Matteson police, Tyler killed her co-worker, Cynthia Humphrey, 47, on May 17 after the two had an argument at work.

    Full article at link

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/...custody-20100524_1_co-worker-custody-stabbing

    Jeffrey Leving is a 'nationally' well known 'fathers rights' attorney. Part of his television advertisement includes his help with Elian Gonzalez's father winning custody of his son.

    Is this good for fathers or 'dumbing down dads' -or- a reflection of what poor fathers really experience.

    My immediate reaction, I was offended this was dumbing down dads.

    While this might be better suited for discussion in the JR, I thought I would post here first.
    And by here - I mean the circumstances under which the father won custody and a nationally well know attorney is being quoted regarding such circumstances is bizzare....
    Not that the father won custody being bizzare.



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  3. Elphaba

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    I don't know what the father was worried about... he had joint custody, so with the mother in jail on murder charges, common sense says that him retaining full custody would be a given.

    In all honesty, I don't understand why there is an article about him getting full custody and a nationally known lawyer talking to the press about it. Is there something missing we don't know about? Was his parental rights an issue that was cause for concern before this? ETA: why did he need a notorious lawyer to get full custody?
     
  4. Cubby

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    Agree Elphaba. The article indicates they 'settled' on joint custody. I don't understand how the client 'won' anything. As the remaining custodial parent he would have been granted full custody automatically unless proven unfit.
     
  5. OkieGranny

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    From May 2010:

    http://chicagopressrelease.com/news/prosecutors-woman-stabbed-disabled-co-worker-39-times

    From June 2014:

    http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/...cle_333cdfd8-bc73-54cf-a5c0-519ae9b77eb7.html

     

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