And it could happen to anyone. It's a family tragedy where an elderly couple is yanked from their home. Their daughter is left in the dark.
And the person put in charge by Clark County admits to serious mistakes uncovered by Contact 13 Chief Investigator Darcy Spears.
It can happen in the blink of an eye.
Life as you know it changed forever.
Darcy Spears: Did you feel like you and your wife were kidnapped out of your own home?
Rudy North: We were kidnapped and raped. Both. Maybe not literally, but Rudy and Rennie North feel like they were violated--stripped of the life they were living together for 60 years. He cared for her through her cancer and claims they were doing just fine.
Maybe not literally, but Rudy and Rennie North feel like they were violated--stripped of the life they were living together for 60 years.
He cared for her through her cancer and claims they were doing just fine.
Until a knock on their door in the Fall of 2013.
"They said they were officers of the court."
Rudy says "the officers" gave the couple three options.
"One: We call the police. Two: We have you go to a psychiatric ward."
Choice three? An assisted living facility.
"Mr. and Mrs. North were not in a good situation when we initially got the guardianship," says Parks. "There were lots of concerns about what was going on with them health-wise."
Parks says a hospice company referred the couple to her out of concern that they could no longer care for themselves.
Darcy Spears: Were they allowed or given the choice to stay in their home?
April Parks: At that time they were not. They were not given the choice.
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