Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother Faces Set Back in Bid to Get Daughter

Renate Arnold has sued in federal court in an attempt to overturn a 2011 ruling by Davidson Probate Judge David Randy Kennedy that placed her daughter Lisa Arnold, who was born with Down syndrome, in a conservatorship.

Renate Arnold and Lisa, now 21, drew widespread attention as the two worked the streets selling The Contributor , the newspaper of the area’s homeless community.

Renate Arnold was accused of exploiting and abusing her daughter. Advocates came to her defense, stating that she was being unfairly targeted.

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Mother Faces Setback in Bid to Get Daughter

7 comments:

Norma said...

We probably won't know the true story, but you can bet if Judge Randy Kennedy was involved in this case, it has portions that really stink.

Anonymous said...

What about the daughter in this case. Who is looking out for her. Who is working toward getting her home with her mother.

Janet said...

Lisa needs her mother. All the do-gooders are forgetting that seperating them is harmful to Lisa.

Thelma said...

Mother was criticized for having daughter with her outside. Well, what was she supposed to do, leave her home alone?

Rachael said...

Very, very sad. As usual, the ward suffers.

Sue said...

Are these records sealed? Sad, lives forever changed and it's a life sentence.

Anonymous said...

Kennedy is acting contrary to law.
The law requires a motion by a party for sealing. Where's the motion? Where's the sealing decision? Who made a motion? Mother? Daughter?