ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS! Yet another example of how innocent people are being murdered by incompentent and corrupt judges and courts. The mom had received threats from her ex-boyfriend, GABRIEL SCHWARTZ, the father of her son. She tried desperately to get permission from the judge to relocate out of state, but the judge refused. (Thanks to unmarried fathers rights and joint custody, you now apparently have no right to free movement. You're as chained to the ground as a sharecropper in the old South.) Not only that, but the judge ordered Mom and the ex into PARENTAL CLASSES together! WTF!
Imagine, some disgruntled ex-coworker or employee is making threats against your life. If you can't get any protection from this person, do you want the courts telling you that you can't move elsewhere for your own safety and the safety of your family? What has happened to the American constitutional right to free movement? This is like a resurrection of indentured servitude or slavery or sharecropping--all of which are unconstitutional. Not only that, but you are ordered into COUNSELING with this person? Why? So as to make it easier for them to kill you? What kind of STUPIDITY is that?
No one would entertain this kind of abridgement of your rights in any other situation, but we expect women and children to passively accept violence and death by legally stripping them of any ability to protect themselves. This judge needs to be REMOVED FROM THE BENCH. NOW. BEFORE OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLE GET KILLED BY THIS KIND OF JUDICIAL IDIOCY.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. Not nationally. And especially not in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Hat tip to Joan for finding this.
Woman wanted to flee with son before apparent murder-suicide
Peoria woman later killed in apparent murder-suicide
by Dustin Gardiner - Oct. 20, 2009 12:00 AM
The Arizona Republic
A Peoria mother whose body was found Friday had recently tried to leave Arizona after receiving threats from her apparent slayer, but a judge denied her request, court records show.
Two weeks before she was killed, Dawn Axsom pleaded with Judge Jose Padilla of Maricopa County Superior Court to let her leave Arizona with her son because she feared Gabriel Schwartz, the toddler's father, would harm her or their boy.
Padilla denied the 26-year-old's request and ordered the pair to attend parental counseling together.
Axsom's body was found in her Peoria residence Friday. Police also found the bodies of Schwartz, 28, and Lisa Braden, 56, Axsom's mother.
Schwartz is suspected of shooting and killing both women before turning the gun on himself, Peoria police spokesman Mike Tellef said Monday.
Tellef said the violence likely began in the downstairs kitchen, where Schwartz shot Braden. Then, Schwartz went upstairs, shooting Axsom in the master bathroom and killing himself in a bedroom.
Police discovered the grisly scene at about 10 a.m. Friday after Axsom didn't show up for work and a friend and the friend's mother went to the home, located in the 7400 block of West Sierra Street, to check on her.
When the friend knocked on the door, she heard Axsom and Schwartz's nearly 2-year-old boy crying upstairs.
The woman called police, who arrived and found the child unharmed inside his crib.
"When the officer took the baby outside, he covered (the child's) eyes so he couldn't see anything," Tellef said, recounting the scene.
Friends and co-workers who gathered outside Axsom's residence Friday said she was having ongoing custody problems with Schwartz and expressed frustration that the court system wouldn't let her leave Arizona when she knew Schwartz might harm her.
Court records show Padilla granted Axsom a protective order against Schwartz four days before the Oct. 6 hearing where he ordered her to attend parental counseling with him and denied her request to relocate to Maryland with the pair's son.
Axsom's son was placed into the custody of state Child Protective Services.