"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill it teaches the whole people by its example.
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself."
–Supreme Court Justice Brandeis

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

20 year old father shoots his infant then self (Ohio)

They don't seem to have records look up there, but can see the focus of the family court is not on safety.



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Business Hours:
Monday through Friday:  8:00 a.m. to noon
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Mission Statement:

"To enhance and promote well-being for children and families in conflict
and transition through alternatives for peaceful resolution."

Renee Morse
Family Court Services Coordinator

Family Court Services was established in Boise in 1992 in an effort to support the Magistrate Judges of Ada County as well as parties divorcing, modifying their divorce, or establishing custody/parenting arrangements.  Family Court Services coordinates and collaborates with many agencies and individuals including the Idaho State Bar Association, attorneys, mediators, parenting evaluators, drug and alcohol evaluators, domestic violence evaluators, specialized treatment providers, mental health evaluators and counselors.

Family Court Services offers divorce and custody-related information to parents.  The Focus on Children class is aimed to help parents focus on the needs of their children as they go through the divorce, separation, or custody process. Additionally, Focus on Children staff assists parents without legal representation with divorce and custody paperwork, child support calculations, and parenting plans. Co-Parenting education aims to help parents find ways to co-parent after the divorce or separation has taken place.  In addition, Family Court Services provides information about mediation, makes referrals to mediators in the community, and monitors court-ordered mediation.  A master’s level mental health professional is on staff and available to provide education and information to parents regarding developmental needs of children and how such needs may be met in future parenting schedules.

Family Court Services’ staff are knowledgeable about current programs and services available in the community and may be able to direct parents to community resources appropriate to their needs.  Anyone seeking to file for divorce, custody, child support, or a modification of custody or child support can obtain the instructions and court documents free of charge at the Ada County Courthouse or on-line at the Court Assistance Office.

Related Resources:
Idaho State Bar - (208)334-4500 Web Site
Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program -  (208)334-4510  Web Site
Idaho Legal Aid - (208)345-0106 Web Site
Idaho Mediation Association - (208)338-0942  Web Site
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Family Law Judges:

Judge Russell Comstock Judge David Day Judge Cathleen M. Irby Judge Terry McDaniel Judge Carolyn Minder Judge Michael Reardon

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Coroner identifies father-son in Meridian murder-suicide

http://www.ktvb. com/home/ Police-Man- kills-baby- then-self- 83886922. html

by Edgar Linares
Idaho's NewsChannel 7

Posted on February 9, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Updated today at 4:58 PM



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Murder-Suicide in Meridian

MERIDIAN -- The Ada County coroner has identified a father and son in an apparent murder-suicide in a home on S. Pelican Way.

Meridian Police say it appears Nicholas Bacon, 20, shot his 9-month old baby boy Bekm Bacon, then took his own life Monday night.

Bacon's estranged wife told police he had made several threats of violence. "Her husband was making suicidal and homicidal threats. And he had their 9-month-old baby with him," said Meridian Police Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea.

Officers found the bodies when they responded to his home around 8:30 p.m.

"We were surprised to see the tape out front," said neighbor Frank Lane. "That's what drew our attention."

"My oldest boy looked outside and saw all the cop cars and all the emergency vehicles out in the front of the home," said neighbor John Meyer.
Bacon and his wife were in the process of getting a divorce, investigators said. Bacon had picked up the infant earlier in the day and was supposed to return him later that night. When police arrived at the home they knocked several times and called inside, but there was no answer.
Officers used a security code to enter the home through the garage. They found the bodies on the floor of the living room. A .45-caliber handgun was nearby.

"The child and the male were deceased upon our entry into that residence," Basterrechea said. "I can't tell you the exact time frame, but they were obviously deceased prior to our arrival."
Neighbors say the family had lived in the house for about a month and kept to themselves.

"I'm sorry to hear about it. It's sad to hear something like that is going on in your neighborhood, you know," Lane said.


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