What the fuck?
by, September 1st, 2010 at 01:24 PM (842 Views)
So my mom calls me Saturday morning with terrible news. My sister's husband's 8 year old niece, Allison, has died in her sleep. Her parents are being investigated. The three surviving children have been temporarily placed with Andrew's brother's family. My sis and Andrew are attempting to get custody. They had a court mandated counseling session Monday, a home visit yesterday, and Andrew is in court for the custody hearing right now.
I don't have any further details. I don't know if it's just a standard investigation, or if foul play was suspected. All my sister will say is that the parents, Sarah and Steve, weren't druggies (Andrew has 8 brothers and sisters, a few of them are really bad apples) but they kept their house in really bad condition. Like REALLY bad, apparently.
I tried to Google for some news story or more info, but I don't know their last name (Andrew's family name is Smith, I dunno his sister's husband's last name) or which city they live in (might be Norwalk, but again, not sure).
I'm crossing my fingers and praying they are awarded custody. This is just such a fucked up horrific thing to have happened. I only met the kid one time, 5 years ago, she was the flower girl in my sister's wedding. But what a complete and total tragedy. I'm hoping so hard that that's all it is.