SALT LAKE CITY — We are continuing to learn more about a murder-suicide that took place in Salt Lake City on Saturday. Police say 49-year-old Parth Gandhi killed his 16-year-old son, before killing himself. ... Court records that date back 15 years show a lengthy custody battle between Gandhi and Moses, beginning when Moses filed for divorce in 2009. The divorce would be finalized in … [Read more...]
A Court Ordered Siblings to a Reunification Camp With Their Estranged Father. The Children Say It Was Abusive.
One Thursday afternoon in December, a father and two of his estranged children boarded a flight from Salt Lake City to Texas, beginning an effort to repair their fractured relationship. A family court official had ordered them to attend a reunification camp, Turning Points for Families Texas, to repair damage that the judge said the boys’ mother had inflicted by alienating them from their … [Read more...]
Father identified as suspect in murder-suicide of Utah family of 8
A Utah man fatally shot his family of seven in a home Wednesday and then himself, authorities said. Michael Haight, 42, his wife; Tausha Haight, 40; and Tausha’s mother, Gail Earl, 78, were discovered dead at the home, said officials in Enoch City in southwestern Utah, about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The couple’s five children, ages 4 to 17, were also killed. The city called Michael … [Read more...]
Help ProPublica and NBC News Investigate Termination of Parental Rights in the Child Welfare System
Journalists at ProPublica and NBC News would like to connect with people whose parental rights have been terminated in the past decade. We have received an outpouring of responses, and at this time we are only looking for people with cases in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia. We want to understand how your … [Read more...]