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    Some of you may have heard that we had some trouble in Wilmington yesterday.  

    This story has been going on forever.  A contested divorce, in which the wife won custody of the children.  The husband took her back to court again and again for phony abuse charges; she took him back to court for no child support payments.  

    And then she came home one day and her children were gone, and so was he, off to South America with a $250,000 home equity loan he'd forged her name to obtain.

    18 months later someone found them, and the kids came home gleefully,  and he and his mother (she helped him) went to jail.  The wife spent her time fortifying her house with security cameras and lights, and in December told people he was out of jail and heading home.

    And that he was going to kill her.

    In the end, he didn't.  His father did, yesterday in the courthouse - he shot her and her best friend and two security guards down like dogs, and then the cops got him.

    She's dead.  

    I don't know if her parents are living; I doubt the mother-in-law is a candidate for custody.  

    All I know is that I don't have any children, and I don't understand what it is about divorce and custody issues that makes people kill.  

    I'm awfully glad my own parents' divorce didn't lead to this.

    "Republicans are poor losers and worse winners." - My grandmother, sometime in the early 1960s

    by escapee on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 06:01:21 AM PST

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