Mother Charged With Killing Children Over Custody Battle
A 42-year-old mother of two is being charged with murdering her children by poisoning them in a hotel room. She apparently decided to kill her 9-year-old daughter and 13-year-old son rather than give them over to their father. He had won custody of the children after a long custody battle.
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Marilyn Edge, 42 (pictured above), of Scottsdale, Arizona was charged Monday with two counts of murder with special circumstances in the deaths of her two children, daughter Faith, 9, and son Jaelen, 13, after she poisoned them in a California hotel room to prevent turning custody over to their father in Georgia, reports the CBS Atlanta.
After a long, contentious custody battle, a Georgia judge awarded Mark Edge custody of the two children (pictured below) and Marilyn Edge was ordered to pay child support. Continue reading…
Mom Charged With Killing Kids Asks For Death Penalty
The Arizona woman that killed her two children rather than give up custody of them went before the judge this week. In her first appearance after being charged for her children’s murders, the woman asked the judge to give her the death penalty. The woman poisoned her children and then tried to kill herself by crashing her car and then trying to strangle herself.
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An accused killer mom wants the death penalty.
Marilyn Edge, 42, made her first court appearance on Tuesday to face murder charges in the deaths of her 13-year-old autistic son and 9-year-old daughter.
She slumped on a bench in the Orange County, Calif., jail as the judge spoke to her over a video feed.
Judge Craig Robinson asked Edge if she wanted to postpone her arraignment until Oct. 25.
“Only if you promise me the death penalty,” Edge said, repeating her answer when the judge asked again.
A prosecutor said the death penalty is exactly what Edge gave her children. Continue reading…
Charlie Sheen Cuts Child Support Payments In Half
Actor Charlie Sheen has been paying Brooke Muller $55,000 a month in child support. He has made a deal with Muller’s lawyers, however, to cut that amount in half. Especially because the couple’s twins aren’t even living with her; they are living with Sheen’s other ex Denise Richards.
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The ‘Anger Management’ star has struck a new deal with his ex-wife’s lawyers after lodging an appeal to reduce his monthly payment of $55,000 while his and Brooke’s twins, Bon and Max, remain in Denise Richards’ care.
A source told gossip website RadarOnline.com: “A deal was made out of court between Charlie and Brooke’s lawyers, which involved a mediator. The new child support payment is $25,000 a month, since the twins, Bob and Max, aren’t living with Brooke. If the judge in child dependency court gives the boys back to Brooke, Charlie will immediately begin paying her the full $55,000 a month.
“Needless to say, Brooke isn’t happy that the child support payment was slashed, but knew if it went to court, she would likely receive no money. She is desperate to get the boys back as quickly as possible so she can resume getting her hefty child support checks.” Continue reading…
Cooperating in Child Custody Situations
Shared Parenting Services encourages those working through child custody to be cooperative. Over 1.5 million kids are on the child support caseload, and those children need to feel loved and secure. Studies show that children whose parents pay their child support have fewer behavioral problems.
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Children deserve the security that comes from knowing both parents love and care for them. Even when parents live apart – which is true for 1.5 million children on the child support caseload – it is important that they work together for the good of their children.
Studies have found that noncustodial parents who stay involved in their children’s lives are more likely to make regular child support payments. Studies also indicate that children whose parents pay child support have fewer behavior problems, make better grades and stay in school longer than children who do not receive regular child support. To promote healthy families, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) offers a variety of shared parenting services that encourage noncustodial parents’ involvement in their children’s lives. Continue reading…