SEATTLE (AP) - A Washington state judge ruled Monday that a teenage boy can keep living with his father and a woman who killed her own young daughters in 1991.I am considered a threat because I reset an alarm and took my kids to a math contest. This mom killed her own kids, and it not considered a threat.
The decision came in an unusual child custody dispute that attracted national attention because of the woman's criminal history.
Kristine Cushing was found not guilty by reason of insanity after shooting her 4- and 8-year-old daughters in their sleep in California's Orange County. She served four years in a mental institution followed by a decade of psychiatric monitoring before California determined she posed no further risk and granted her an unconditional release.
She then reconciled with her former husband and the father of the dead children, Lt. Col. John P. Cushing Jr. He has two other children with another woman, who went to court to bar her kids from being in the same house as a child-killer.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Killer mom update
I mentioned this strange story, and now we have an outcome: