Streamed live on Nov 20, 2017
Krsitin Grubb, Rhonda McPhetridge (grandmother of Kristin’s daughter Baby M.) and Erika Bonilla discuss their custody cases in El Paso County, Texas which were presided over by Judge Yahara Lisa Gutierrez.
Both Kristin and Erika fled the state to protect their children after custody was given to the abuser, and both were charged with aggravated kidnapping and jailed. Like numerous cases of proven child abuse across the country, neither could get help from the police or any other protective agencies. Charges against them were eventually dropped, but the abusers still have custody.
In Texas, the defendant can be convicted of the higher crime of aggravated kidnapping if he or she has committed a kidnapping and had the intent to do one of the following:
- Hold the victim for a ransom or reward;
- Use the victim as a shield or hostage;
- Aid in the commission of a felony or an escape after committing the felony;
- Inflict bodily injury on the victim or sexually violate or abuse the victim;
- Terrorize the victim or another person;
- Interfere with the performance of any governmental or political function;
- Uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the crime.
Clearly, there was no basis for these charges but there is a basis for child abuse charges. Texas child abuse laws criminalize physical, emotional, or sexual abuse of minors and also require certain third parties with knowledge of the abuse to report it to the authorities. (We know that the protective parent will always be the one targeted with some conflated charge and terrorized by the system.)
What’s interesting in our cases 19HA-CR-15-4227, 19HA-CR-15-2669, 19HA-CR-15-4229, and 19HA-CR-15-4230, is that from the beginning, the false narrative was being put out by media that we “kidnapped/abducted” the girls. We were charged with parental deprivation. . . that’s right folks, six felony counts of PARENTAL DEPRIVATION. . . not kidnapping! Show me any other case in America where someone has been charged, convicted and sesntenced to 6 years of returning to jail annually for parental deprivation. Oh yeah, there are none!
§609.26 DEPRIVING ANOTHER OF CUSTODIAL OR PARENTAL RIGHTS.
Subdivision 1.Prohibited acts. Whoever intentionally does any of the following acts may be charged with a felony: (1) conceals a minor child from the child’s parent where the action manifests an intent substantially to deprive that parent of parental rights or conceals a minor child from another person having the right to parenting time or custody where the action manifests an intent to substantially deprive that person of rights to parenting time or custody;
Subd. 2.Defenses. It is an affirmative defense if a person charged under subdivision 1 proves that: (1) the person reasonably believed the action taken was necessary to protect the child from physical or sexual assault or substantial emotional harm; (IT’S PRETTY HARD TO PROVE THAT HOWEVER, WHEN EVIDENCE IS WITHHELD AND EXCLUDED BY THE TRIAL JUDGE.)
MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE PUNISHED FOR PROTECTING VIDEO IN ITS ENTIRETY, AS HOST FRANCESCA AMATO-BANFIELD DISCUSSES THE NATIONAL CITIZENS ARREST OF JUDGES EVENT BEING PLANNED FOR JANUARY 2018..