I just started reading up in this case yesterday, although due to time constraints mostly links provided in the media timeline thread.
I’m not sure what the general consensus here is, but my impression so far is that Summers parents are being truthful. They seem sincere, at least to me.
I‘m not totally clear on why the other children were removed from the home, unless it’s due to DW going to jail and the circumstances surrounding that?
And now CW has serious health issues. I read where she was born with the heart defect. Scary stuff.
It is interesting they’ve never located the Toyota pickup that was spotted in the area. Just thought I’d weigh in. All JMO.
The Parents came under fire because of their past drug use for the most part. There is no real dispute that both had issues with using.
It seemed to me that they were mostly on the right track when Summer went missing. At least as far as illegal drug use came in.
Their living conditions were not typical. DW had inherited that property and while it had large property boundaries, the structure that they lived in was small and not exactly up to code by most accounts.
I believe, if memory serves correctly, the boys were removed from custody after the parents either had a physical altercation and may have been drinking as well. Hopefully someone can verify or set the record straight
Don went to jail because he decided to drive under the influence. The parents just could not fully comply with court orders and are now facing the consequences.
I have never believed that the parents harmed SW in any way. IMO, they are people that are not on anyone's social norm radar and they are fairly difficult to like. I have felt that the court of public opinion has them labeled guilty of causing little Summer harm based on this.