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Outrage over mandatory child visitation

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Posted: Sep 13, 2012 7:42 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Sep 13, 2012 7:42 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: child visitation, Iowa, California, Tracey Richter

A father was ordered to take his two children cross-country from California to visit their mother who's in prison for killing a man in Iowa. A judge ordered Michael Roberts to take the kids to see Tracey Richter in prison while she appeals her conviction. The judge says the children have a bond with their mother and the visits will "bring closure to the sudden and traumatic events of the past year." A prosecutor expressed outrage and says its "mind-boggling" Richter still has parental rights since she shot a man while the kids were one room away. She claims she shot Dustin Wehde in self-defense.

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