Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Salt Lake City Courtroom Drama

A friend forwarded this to me. I thought it was worth sharing:

Salt Lake City, UT 12/10/08 (AP) - A seven-year-old boy was at the center of a Salt Lake City courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the degree possible.

The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried out that they also beat him. After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him.

After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Cougars football team of BrighamYoung University, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.


Blogger Emily and Clay said...

HA ha. Merry Christmas Mike!

8:52 AM, December 24, 2008  
Blogger Michelle said...

Mike! You have been on a blogging frenzy, I am so impressed, and sorry I haven't been checking more frequently. Is this story true?! I am kind of (okay - completely) gullible so I just have to ask:)

3:00 PM, December 24, 2008  
Blogger Katherine said...

Ba-dum-bum. Terrible!! I think that kid would be safest with the Detroit Lions, though. Did you hear that if they lose their next game they'll set a new record? We're really proud.

8:47 AM, December 27, 2008  
Blogger Jenny said...

Ouch. But so true! Cannot wait for the Cotton bowl tomorrow. We are a family of Red Raiders! Go Texas Tech!
Hope you had a good Christmas, Mike. Do you, Lydia, and Kate want to come over on Saturday nite? I'd love to play me some Rockband...and we got a new puppy to play with.

8:09 PM, January 01, 2009  
Blogger Ryan said...

Did you know I considered being adopted by a football team for a while? Yeah, Mom and Dad beat me sometimes too. I think they're just trying to be funny though. It hurts a lot but i don't want them to think they have a bad sense of humor so i laugh too.

12:33 AM, January 09, 2009  

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