Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Killer mom update

I mentioned this strange story, and now we have an outcome:
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.

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.
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.


Anonymous said...


The key difference is that the killer mom was "certified" by the shrink that she was no longer a danger, but you still bear the label of a "bad parent" on your forehead, regardless of how ridiculous those allegations were.

The judge followed the shrink's report so that he won't take the responsibility if the killer mom strikes again. You need to find a way to get a redemption from a shrink. I am sorry. That's the way it is.

MIT Marine

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry too. I mostly agree, but suspect that the psych.s determine what they sense or know that it is the judge wants them to determine.

You've had how many... 9 shrinks do evaluations ?