A Deadly Game of Tug of War: The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Story

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Morgan James Publishing, 2007 - Law - 145 pages
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Kelsey was a bubbly ray of sunshine. It is impossible to comprehend how anyone could harm a child, much less have something happen when so many were watching so closely. The lesson from Kelsey's death is not only a cry to stop child abuse, but a reminder to cherish the little ones in our lives, and a warning to those embroiled in custody battles to take the focus off themselves and put it where it belongs, on the innocent children who did not ask to be a pawn in someone's game.
 

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Contents

October 11 2005 The Day Kelsey Died
1
January 13 2002 Judge Craig Key Sworn In
11
Lance and Raye Dawn Tie a Loose Knot
17
December 28 2002 Kelsey Shelton Smith Born to Two Families That Would NEVER Act as One
25
Fall 04 Visitation Hearing Devoid ANY Allegations of Abuse
29
The Timeline Begins January 2005 The Battle Heats Up as DHS Becomes Involved
31
The Custody Battle of February 4 2005
39
The Impact of the Battle Was Taking Its Toll
49
October 2005 The Final Days
89
Death Threats
91
Two Obituaries and Two Funerals
95
Media Storm
99
Campaign for Reelection
107
Ongoing Investigations
117
Reflections
123
The Timeline
127

Kelsey Becomes Bruised and Broken
55
June 2005 Kelsey Went Home
59
DHS CHBS CASA Keeps an Eye on Kelsey and Her Family
81
Reform
140
Glossary
143
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Judge Craig Key began practicing law in 1992. He was sworn in as Associate District Judge of Lincoln County on January 13, 2003, and lost the re-election in 2006, due to the circumstances surrounding the death of a child, as detailed in A Deadly Game of Tug of War. Craig has gone back to practicing law in Lincoln County and has a wife, Dana, and a blended family with four daughters: Abbi (14), Macy (13), Sarah (12), and Kamryn (8).

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