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

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Morgan James Publishing, Feb 1, 2008 - 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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I have been involved in this case for years. I have read every document, spoke to family members on both sides of the family, seen every interview and continue a friendship with the paternal side of Kelsey's family. I can't get over how many LIES are in this book. I lost count on page three, but what do I expect from the man who sent Kelsey to the very bed in the very home that she was murdered in? If you want the true story about Kelsey Briggs read Who Killed Kelsey? and the most important part of the story-the official documents in the case. When you do, you will see how the most harmful lie in this book "from June to October 11 I had not seen one reason to not turn Kelsey back to her mother Raye Dawn Smith" is the most harmful lie. Poor Kelsey had 2 broken legs, a broken collar bone, and multiple bruises and abrasions. Judge Craig Key belongs in jail next to Raye Dawn Smith and Michael Lee Porter. 


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This is a terrible book. Very poorly written. Do not waste a dime on this book. Read full review

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October 11 2005 The Day Kelsey D
January 132002 Judge Craig Key Sworn In
Lance and Raye Da Tie a Loose K
December 28 2002 Kelsey Shelton SmithBorn to Two Families that Would NEVER Act as One
Fall 04 Visitation He Devoid ANY Allegations of Abuse
The Timeline Begins January2005 The Battle Heats Up as DHS Becomes Involved
The Custody Battle February 42005
The Impact of the B Was Taking Its Toll
October 2005 The Final Day
Death Threat
Two Obituarie and Two Funerals
Media Storm
Campaign for Reelecnn
Ongoing Investigations
The Timeline

Kelsey Become Bruised and Broken
June 2005 Kelsey Went Ho
DHS CHBS and CA Keeps an Eye on and Her Fa

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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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