HOUSTON (FOX 26) – “For him to sit there and say ‘I’m not going to remove this child,’ I was floored,” said family law attorney Julie Ketterman.
Ketterman is talking about Harris County Family Court Judge Charley Prine who is allowing a 5-year-old boy to remain in the custody of his dad even after the child tested positive for ingesting cocaine.
“Since he’s been born he’s always been with me,” said Cathy Barnes, the boy’s mother.
But in March, Child Protective Services took the boy away from his mother after the boy’s dad made allegations against Barnes’ boyfriend.
“The police investigation was shot down,” Barnes said. “The CPS investigation was ruled out.”
Ketterman says she pointed out to Judge Prine the boy’s mother has no criminal history whatsoever. The same thing can’t be said about the boy’s father.
“Family violence, criminal mischief harassment,” Ketterman said.
None of that swayed the judge Ketterman says, but she thought this would. [Read Full Article]