Month: October 2014

October 30, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Imagine a man bringing four West African children to Ypsilanti, Michigan. They were brought to this country using false records, pretending these were his children. The man promised a better life and an opportunity to learn. However, the children said the man failed to keep his promise. He beat these children on a regular basis;…

October 28, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Medical Examiner Says Abuse Was Extreme When Michigan couple Tyler Arndt and Brianna Kwekel parted ways, she moved to Tennessee and took their little son, Dakota, with her. According to Arndt, they had only stayed together for their son, and during that time, he had regularly questioned Kwekel’s judgment as a parent. When she took…

October 23, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

26-year-old Travis Glass was initially sentenced on October 1st for abusive treatment of his then-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter. But after discovering that Glass made several inappropriate comments about his former partner while waiting in the holding cell, District Court Judge Carol Sue Reader chose to vacate that sentence and study the case further before imposing a…

October 21, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Jamarion Lawhorn, Kent County’s youngest murderer on record, is apparently just as much a victim as he is a criminal. Although he is currently facing charges for the killing of 9-year-old Michael Verkerke, Jamarion’s actions have opened up an investigation into the past that has turned out to be a sad and sordid story.

October 16, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Jeremy Lee Perry, is the 21-year-old father of an infant girl who is recovering from injuries that police say are the result of an alleged beating. He was recently arraigned on charges of first degree child abuse.

October 13, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Friends and family gathered at a recent child abuse sentencing hearing to share a mixed collection of testimonies– some good, others rather dismal– of what they thought about Kelli Rai Stapleton’s mothering abilities.   Stapleton, the northern Michigan autism advocate and mother of 14-year-old Isabelle who suffers from autism, pled guilty to first-degree child abuse…

October 12, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Elliot J. Robinson Sr., the 29-year-old Bay City Father who is accused of intentionally scalding his toddler’s hands, was scheduled to go to trial on September 30th, but that is now on hold as it looks like he is going to need a new defense attorney.

October 9, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Prosecutor says State is not to Blame Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Laura Clifton, who is currently handling the tragic murder case against Kent County’s youngest ever defendant charged with murder, has gone on the record to say that laying blame on the state for what happened to Jamarion Lawhorn is essentially pointing the finger in…

October 6, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

94-year-old FacingĀ Child Abuse Charges If there is one thing that William Hartwell Bricker was known for during the course of his fifty year career, it was his work with children. He taught Physical Education at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Wyoming; he volunteered as a Boy Scout leader; and he spent many summers working as…

October 2, 2014 Abuse and Neglect Attorney

Former School Principal Found Guilty A Michigan jury recently found Michael Ettenberger, a 46-year-old former Indiana middle school principal, guilty on charges of child sexual abuse.   The initial investigation began when Indiana police found a Craigslist ad. It was supposedly posted by a married couple with preteen daughters. They were looking for other “adventurous”…