Disclaimer: The following post was written without the knowledge of any of the individuals mentioned herein. This post is my own account of the facts as I know them to be, and is based on the information I have gleaned from my research and firsthand knowledge. The purpose of this post is to bring to light the atrocious and blatant bias of the family court system in some states against the father, and the free abuse of the legal system that is typically permitted to the mother.
Last Friday, June 8th 2012, my brother Randy Boude stood before judge Kathleen Lynch of the Wyandotte county, Kansas 29th District court to pray for the ability to see his two young children Max and Olivia. Randy and his ex wife of three years, one Miss Julie Marlow, both share joint custody of the children, with her being the primary custodian. One day in April of 2012, while Randy was out of state working to support his babies, Julie Marlow, a dance instructor in the Overland Park, Kansas area, alleges that she had awakened from a nap that she decided to take while her two young children, aged 6 and 4, were admittedly left to themselves in the residence she co-habitates with her boyfriend Scott, the proprietor of Sure Shot Taxidermy in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Upon awakening and being unable to locate the children, she explored the house only to discover her children hiding in her bedroom closet. Julie Marlow alleges that Max and Olivia were both naked, and Max was taking pictures of Olivia with Julie Marlow's phone. Julie Marlow was furious at the children, as well as horrified, and after scaring the babies to death with her loud and frightening onslaught of interrogation (as her typical manner is), she allegedly managed to coerce Olivia into admitting that her older brother Simon had made them get naked before. Simon is Randy's oldest son from a previous marriage, and resided with Randy during times when the children would come over for their scheduled visitation. According to Julie Marlow, Simon was the one who taught the children to get naked with one another. Based on this alleged confession (witnessed only by Julie Marlow) by a four year old child, and based on the alleged receipt of threatening text messages from Randy, Julie Marlow turned the matter over to the Kansas child protective services for investigation.
The Kansas CPS investigated the matter, interviewing both children, and determined that there was enough doubt to at least issue a restraining order while they continued their investigation. Simon was served with papers; and so was Randy. According to Julie Marlow's account of what Olivia had told her, Randy had knowingly stood by and allowed Simon to molest his two younger siblings. And so Randy was immediately restricted from his court ordered visitation rights, including phone conversations with the children.
Randy and Simon both retained attorneys, and since they reside in Missouri and Julie Marlow resides in Bonner Springs, Kansas, the matter had to be handed over to Missouri Child Protective Services. Missouri CPS conducted their own investigation, including two separate interviews with each child, and concluded that neither child had been molested or abused in any way. Missouri CPS dropped the case. By now it had been more than a month since Randy had been able to see his children, and so he instructed his attorney to schedule a court date to have the restraining order lifted on the grounds that there WERE no grounds! So on Friday June 8th, Randy and his lawyer came before the bench of one Kathleen Lynch, the original issuer of the restraining order, to ask that it be lifted. Since no charges had ever been filed against Randy, since Julie Marlow's claims of threats via text message were only towards herself and not the children, and since Missouri CPS had concluded nothing abusive had taken place, Randy and his lawyer both fully expected that the judge would see fit to allow Randy to see his children. But they could not have been more wrong.
Kathleen Lynch of the 29th District Court in Wyandotte County, Kansas, based SOLELY on the verbal affirmation of Julie Marlow that she had been threatened by Randy via text message, ordered that Randy still not be able to enjoy his court ordered visitation rights. Despite Randy's lawyer's plea that she consider the facts at hand, the law as it is written, and that she at least review the supposed evidence of the actual content of the text messages said to constitute a threat, Kathleen Lynch hardened herself in her resolve to have her judgment not be questioned. Not only did she staunchly refuse to see any evidence whatsoever until the final hearing (here are the text messages, the SOLE source of evidence, upon which Julie Marlow is attempting to base her accusations!), she also berated Randy's lawyer, scolding him for attempting to cite law to her that "she had a hand in writing, and knew better than he did". Kathleen Lynch did, however, with the full knowledge that Randy would be unable to exercise it, agree to allow Randy two hours per week of supervised visitation, at Randy's own expense (he had to pay for the individual's time who would oversee the visits). As Randy's job is one that requires him to be out of state, he petitioned the judge to please allow his two hours of visitation per week to be done over the phone so he could at least speak to his children. He explained to Kathleen Lynch, again, that for him to travel to Kansas from Kentucky where he was working for two hours each week would result in the loss of his employment and source of support for the children. Randy even offered to pay for an individual to be present during the phone conversations if she would simply allow him to speak with the kids. Randy's lawyer complemented the request by reminding Kathleen Lynch that the allegations levied by Julie Marlow did not mention the children at all, and that there was no harm that could possibly be done to the children via telephone call. Kathleen Lynch was perturbed at the attempt for reason made by Randy and his lawyer, and adamently refused to allow this common sense approach to fulfilling Randy and the children's need for communication, stating to him "You do not get to make the rules, Mr. Boude". Kathleen Lynch kept the restraining order in place until Randy's next hearing in mid August. Until then, Randy must suffer the pain and anguish of the virtual loss of his children, and all because Julie Marlow levied an unsubstantiated accusation against him and the presiding judge who has complete say over the entire matter refused to consider the precept of innocent until proven guilty and to empathize with a father's need to communicate with his children.
Judge Kathleen Lynch. Photo courtesy of http://www.kansasjudicialperformance.org
Now, allow me to share the background and facts relevant to this situation that will paint a very clear picture of the misdeeds that have taken place, the motives behind them, and who the true perpetrators and victims are. I have prepared this background and these facts in the form of a presentation to a virtual jury, you; my reader. I submit for your consideration the following rather lengthy opening statement drafted in the defense of both Randy and his son Simon.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, today my client Simon stands before you accused of one of the most heinous, unspeakable, and despicable crimes that exists on the books today; child molestation, and that of his own younger siblings. Additionally, my client Randy is accused of allowing the molestation of a child, and that of his own beloved children. There is no more wretched, reprobate, debased, depraved, beastly human being on earth than one who would mercilessly and mindlessly brutalize and abuse or allow the abuse of his own progeny in this manner. This troublesome and almost incomprehensible accusation has been levied against my clients by the mother of Randy's children, one Miss Julie Marlow, who also sits in this courtroom before you today. Julie Marlow, my client's sole accuser, would have you believe that my client is such a dehumanizing, selfish, heartless, loveless, perverted individual as to be able to set aside all natural affection for the lives that he helped bring into this world and has selflessly continued to nurtur and actively participate in, and commit or allow to be committed all manner of unspeakable acts against them. But Ladies and Gentlemen, I say to you that the men that have been accused and set before you today to be judged of you are not those depraved men as their accuser is desirous of having you believe, but on the contrary, as the evidence will clearly demonstrate, are themselves the epitomy of what a good man, brother, and father is and should be.
Let us begin at the beginning. It is March of 2003, and Julie and Randy Boude stand facing one another on the stage of a small Baptist Church near Orrick, Missouri. She beautiful in her white dress, he blushing and overjoyed at the prospect of the beautiful life they are about to embark on together, his groomsmen and son Simon standing supportively beside him. Fast forward a year later, to a delivery room in Kansas City where Julie Marlow is in full labor, about to give birth to their first son together. His name is Sam, and unbeknownst to them or the doctors at that moment, Sam would be born with tranversal of the great arteries, a condition easily corrected if detected prior to birth, but fatal if not. Sam died in their arms three days later, an event which profoundly affected them both even to this day. But unlike many who endure such pain, their marriage remained intact and only grew stronger because of their misfortune. It wasn't long afterwards that Julie became pregnant with their second son, Max. Despite having already had five children, Max's birth was as great a joy to my client Randy as though it were his very first, and from that moment onward his pledge of life and limb to care for and nurtur his son never once wained. Two years later, his beautiful curly haired daughter Olivia came into the world, and the cup that my client was given to drink of was then indeed overflowing with what he considered to be the greatest blessings in the world: his babies.
He worked tirelessly and with a glad heart to support them, taking whatever jobs he could find, sometimes even multiple jobs simultaneously. In honor of his deceased son Sam, my client invested the time and energy in organizing and executing a benefit show called Christmas for Sam, the proceeds of which were earmarked for the Children's Mercy Hospital where Sam spent his last moments in this world. My client and his family then moved to Branson, Missouri, where he managed to procure a home for his wife, his two babies, and his oldest son Simon who was 15 at the time. At that time he was asked to be the manager of The Fudgery, a chain of Fudge shops catering to the large tourist crowd that frequented Branson. He managed this store magnificently, always balancing his time between work and his family, and his son Simon worked alongside him as an employee. As to the nature of Simon's relationship with his siblings, it was nothing short of exemplary. He gladly assisted in their care and oversight when asked to do so by Julie or my client, and often times took it upon himself to occupy them in order to provide the breaks he perceived Julie Marlow needed. Her semi-frequent bouts with depression and anxiety had precipitated the need for her to take prescription medication, and so Simon alleviated her burden whenever possible. One incident of note that occurred while he resided with them was when Julie Marlow was taking Max down the stairs to the basement. Julie stumbled and lost her grip on young Max. Max flew from her arms down the basement stairs to what would have most certainly been great physical injury or death. Max was in the process of falling when Simon, who was at the bottom of the stairs, saw what was happening and rushed up just in time to catch the baby and keep him from harm. Julie Marlow was more than grateful and, as Simon recollects it, asked him if he "wanted any Taco Bell or anything". The relationship between Simon, Julie, my client, and the small children was a healthy one, to say the least.
Julie Marlow was also a registered deaf interpretor, and had managed an interpreting company prior to her marriage to my client. That skill coupled with the fact that my client and his family were now located in one of the most entertainment-filled cities in the country, gave my client an idea that played both upon his entrepreneurial spirit and the kindness that dominates his character. He formed a company called Signed Entertainment Enterprises, whose mission it was to aid the local theaters, hotels, and other businesses adapt their environments to be deaf friendly. He helped local businesses add monitors with recorded sign language interpretations of the shows and plays; he and his wife provided basic sign language courses to the waitstaff of local restaurants; and helped hotels procure equipment to facilitate communication with deaf patrons as well as provide appropriate appliances in the rooms. In addition to that, my client was solely responsible for drafting a standards document for businesses to use to aid them in becoming compliant with federal laws regarding accomodations for the handicapped. On top of all of that, he also petitioned the governor of Missouri directly and was the catalyst for what is now Missouri's "Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Month" in April of every year.
Yes, my client, his oldest son Simon, his wife, and their two young children were in the process of building a good life together when in the course of a single week all of their dreams fell apart. Julie Marlow had a change of heart regarding her husband. One day, out of the blue, my client received a text message from his wife informing him that she was leaving him for another man. Needless to say this event shattered my client's heart, and despite his best efforts, he was unable to salvage the relationship between he and Julie Marlow, as she was intent on dissolving their union and pursuing a casual relationship with "the other man". I think that at this point all of you are unanimously of the belief that the actions of my client's wife had no negative effect whatsoever on the relationship he enjoyed with his babies, and that if anything this catastrophe brought into their lives by their mother only served to provoke his innate sense of defense that a father has for his babies when anything threatens to harm them physically or emotionally. His goal from that moment forward was that, despite whatever else may happen or be done to him, he would never ever allow those babies to feel as though their father was gone from their lives. It was and is that one driving mission which precludes and motivates his every decision in life from then until now.
In an unfortunate turn of events, not long after Julie Marlow left my client, the man she had left my client for died suddenly of a brain aneurism (link to the actual obituary, which mentions Julie Marlow and Randy's kids by name), in her arms no less, and so she took the children and moved away from Branson, leaving my client and Simon behind to deal with the rubble of their shattered dreams. As often as my client could and as often as his finances would allow, he and Simon would make the long trek from Branson up to Overland Park, Kansas to spend time with his babies, where Julie Marlow had taken up residence with her mother. Not long after moving in with her mother, Julie Marlow began dating other men and soon found a man of sufficient means and for whom she claimed to have feelings, so she moved herself and my client's children into his home. This man was Scott, the proprietor of Sure Shot Taxidermy in Bonner Springs, Kansas, and he is also in the courtroom today. This relationship, as it is, continues to this day, and my client's children and Julie Marlow reside with Scott in his home to the present. My client, seeing that his income was not sufficient to be able to support himself, his children, and the frequent 8 hour round trips from Branson, Missouri for visitation, then decided to invest the time and make the sacrifice of being away from his children for a time to go to truck driving school in order to increase his income capacity. He completed school and became a good truck driver, but the time required away from his children was too much for him, and so, on a shoestring, he moved himself to Independence, Missouri to be closer to his babies while he acquired a new profession. Happenstance presented an opportunity in the way of Insurance Adjusting, and so he completed the courses necessary to acquire his license. Finding work as a new insurance adjuster is no easy matter, but he managed to obtain a position as an apprentice with a seasoned adjuster and was soon doing claims adjusting on his own. Although claims adjusting requires remote deployments that can sometimes last for months, the income generated is sufficient that it allowed my client to return frequently to visit his children and provide for them as he had not been previously able to do so. In fact, so that his children need not do without any necessity or convenience, he even voluntarily paid his court mandated child support directly to his children's mother in cash, and a year ahead of schedule at that! Julie Marlow was overjoyed at the income injection, as her own professional opportunities had been sparse and few, and to the best of my client's knowledge, she did use the money to provide proper lives for the Max and Olivia while he was away on deployment.
The situation had seemed to settle and everyone was comfortable enough with the arrangements and schedule. My client was awarded full joint custody, and so cared for his babies at his home in Independence, Missouri two weeks out of the month. My client's son, Simon, continued to reside with him and having obtained training in the insurance industry as well, accompanied my client during deployments and acted as his partner. It was during this time frame when my client began receiving what most would consider inappropriate text messages from his children's mother. On numerous occasions, she would message him to say that she still loved him and desired some form of reconciliation. When my client would inquire as to the status of her relationship with Scott, she would respond with answers that gave my client full reason to believe that she was only in that relationship out of financial convenience and comfort, and nothing more, and would give it up in an instant for a chance to reconcile. My client, not desirous of risking having to endure any of the heartache previously suffered at her hands, maturely and kindly declined her advances. Julie Marlow was persistent, however, and it very soon became quite apparent that her desires were fully toward my client and that she wanted to renew their relationship as a couple. My client continued to decline her requests, all the while maintaining an amicable relationship for the sake of the children. In a final desperate attempt to attract my client's interests, Julie Marlow sent nude photographs to my client's phone that she had taken of herself with her phone, under the guise of wanting him to see "her new boobs", as she put it, since she had recently undergone breast augmentation surgery. This occurred on multiple occasions, despite my client's objections and reminders to Julie Marlow about her involvement with Scott.
One of the many images Julie Marlow sent to Randy via text message between January 2012 and March 2012
Jump to the date of April 6th, 2012, a mere three weeks after my client received the last nude photo of Julie Marlow. My client and Simon are deployed in Kentucky, adjusting hail claims for an agency there. As is my client's habit, he attempted to call and speak to his babies, Max and Olivia. To his dismay and perplexion, however, he was unable to connect with Julie Marlow. Her phone went straight to voice mail, and so my client left her a message stating that he was calling to speak to the children and to please return his call. Six hours later, and as it happens while my client was on the road headed back to Independence since he had completed his assignment, my client received a call from Julie Marlow telling him that she and the children were headed to Tennessee to attend the funeral of her boyfriend's grandfather. At this news my client became quite irked, and informed Julie Marlow that she had no right to take his children across three states without his prior knowledge or consent. She stood her ground with my client, and became infuriated at him for ascerting his rights as their father and as their parent who holds full joint custody of his babies. The condescension of Julie Marlow and the haughtiness she displayed in attempting to negate my client's rights regarding his children, as well as the unwarranted authority she attempted to wield against him using his children provoked my client further, and it was at that moment when he informed Julie Marlow that she would no longer be receiving cash advances on the support mandated by the state, and that he would be reverting to paying her via the appropriate channels and in the mandated amounts. Julie Marlow became quite furious at this news, abruptly hanging up the phone and initiating no further communication with my client from that moment until April 24th, 2012.
Upon returning to Independence, Missouri, my client then attempted to contact Julie Marlow in order to speak with his children and verify their safety and whereabouts. Julie Marlow refused to answer phone calls and refused to respond to text messages pleading with her to simply let him speak with his children. For five days my client made these attempts. Eventually he did receive three responses from Julie Marlow. They were, verbatum, "wait", "you'll see", and "just wait". Such responses being more than insufficient and my client now having cause to be more worried than ever, escalated the matter and went to the local police in Bonner Springs, Kansas to share his concern and ask for assistance in verifying the safety of the children. The police responded and informed my client that they had gone to the home of the boyfriend Scott, that nobody was home, and they could see no evidence of foul play. The police had nothing more to offer my client by the way of comforting news, and so my client continued to plead with Julie Marlow via text message and voice mail to please allow him to speak to his children. She, as had been her manner since their last conversation on April 16th, refused to respond. In further desperation, my client then attempted to contact Scott. Scott runs a taxidermy business out of his home, and so his phone number was readily available via his business' web site, www.sureshottaxidermy.com . These attempts, too, were met with fierce minimalism, and my client was not provided with any firm information or confirmation as to his children's safety or whereabouts. The situation was becoming unbearably stressful for my client, and having nowhere else to turn, he then filed a report with the Kansas Department of Child Safety, in hopes that they would be able to resolve this matter on his behalf. The agent who took his report not only felt that his claim was legitimate, but also informed him that she would be escalating it so that a caseworker would look into it immediately. He was told that he would receive a return phone call from DCS the following day, but no phone call was ever received.
It was on April 24th, at approximately 4 pm, that my client finally received a return call from Julie Marlow. Her call was brief, and she instructed my client that she would allow him to speak to the children only on the condition that he follow the rules she would set forth. In his desperation to communicate with his babies, he agreed, and was told that under no circumstances was he to ask the children any questions and that if he did, she would immediately hang up the phone. My client agreed, and admittedly would have agreed to anything at that point, and was told that he would receive a call from her at 8 pm that night. 8 pm came and went, without a phone call. At 9 pm my client called Julie Marlow, and was immediately inundated by her loudly berating and reproving him for having called her instead of allowing her to call him. My client apologized, reminding Julie Marlow that she had told him to expect her call at 8 pm. Her response was to accuse my client of being insensitive to her fatigue from having had to work that day. In order not to further exacerbate the situation, my client acquiesced to her accusations and maintained a soft spoken demeanor in order not to ruin his chances of speaking with his children. My client was then informed by Julie Marlow that the conversation would be monitored, and he was put on speakerphone, at which time he heard his babies' voices for the first time in several weeks. The conversation was sweet, and the happiness of the children at the sound of their father's voice could be easily discerned. They spoke of the little things that are important to a child who is 6 years old, but my client was careful not to violate the rules dictated to him by their mother. The conversation lasted a little more than ten minutes, when they were informed by Julie Marlow that the children had to end the call. The last thing that little Max said to my client was, and I quote, "Daddy, can you do me and Liv a favor?" "Sure, baby, anything. What?", my client responded. "Can you please tell Simon that Max and Liv love and miss him very much?". At that very sentence, a loud 'click' was heard as Julie Marlow abruptly ended the call.
Two days later, my client and his son Simon were served with the subpoenas that brought us all together here today. In those subpoenas, they were both accused of the physical and sexual molestation of both Max and Olivia Boude. Needless to say, my client and his son Simon were absolutely crushed and devestated by the wild, unfounded, incomprehensible charges being levied against them. The subpoenas went on to describe two children who were utterly traumatized, were now in counseling, and who were both filled with fear of their older brother Simon. Based on the content of the subpoenas, Julie Marlow had, while napping when her young children were unattended to, awoken to discover them both in her bedroom closet using her phone to take nude photos of one another. In her outrage, yelling, and screaming at discovering her children in this scenario, she interrogated them to find out what had prompted their behavior. Somehow Julie Marlow managed to coerce and lead two children, ages 6 and 4, who had just been caught doing something that even their young minds new must be very bad, into connecting the dots between their behavior and a fabricated series of molestations that had been done to them by their own brother.
Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, I submit to you several relevant factors that cannot be discounted nor found to be irrelevant to this situation. First, that Max and Olivia, despite the fact that both parents have full joint custody, spend upwards of 90% of their time in their mother's care, living in the home of Scott. The time they do get to spend residing with their dad and older brother is a minimal part of their lives, and thus a minimal part of the contributing factors which most assuredly does influence their behavior. Second, the behavior that Julie Marlow caught the children exhibiting occurred while they were in her custody and care, and happened while she had chosen to sleep rather than care for her children. Third, the acts that the children supposedly perpetrated were exactly, in every way, mimicking the very act that their own mother had perpetrated. Using the same camera phone that Julie Marlow used to photograph herself nude in her bedroom, the children re-enacted the same scene, as children will do when they see those they love and trust doing the same. Did the children witness their mother in the act of photographing herself nude? It is possible. Did they happen to come across the nude photos on their mother's phone at some point while she was napping, preoccupied, or otherwise not attending to their oversight? Yet another very likely possibility, especially considering the fact that Julie Marlow very OFTEN allows her children to use her phone to play games. The behavior Julie Marlow claims to have observed, if anything, is most likely that of two young children doing what children do: mimicking their parent. It is NOT the result of having been molested by their own brother or anyone else. I submit to you that the woman who stands here today as my client's accuser is nothing more than a bitter woman in an unhappy, unsatisfying relationship who not only cannot have the man she truly desires, my client, but who also lost the privilege of my client's generosity due to her flagrant display of cruelty and heartlessness in having the audacity to attempt and use his own children against him in some kind of immature power play. The real culprit in this situation is Julie Marlow, whose lack of personal accountability for her own life, greed and lust for luxury, and whose lack of good parenting and admitted neglect as outlined in the subpoena is responsible for the behavior she claims to have witnessed in her children. Those babies are daily exposed to an illegitimate, fornicative relationship, and forced to live in a home with a man who is not their father and who does not harbor even close to the same level or caliber of fatherly love and care towards them as their real father, my client, does. Julie Marlow rarely speaks to her children when she corrects them; she yells, she coerces, and she administers a form of discipline that can only best be described as oppression.
My client, on the other hand, is a gentle man, whose undying and undending love for his babies is easily discernible when observing them together for even a moment. He rarely has to administer any form of discipline at all, as the utter respect that his little ones harbor for him cause them to, for the most part, behave like little angels. He would never harm them in any way, shape, or form, nor would he ever allow anyone else to do so. His documented efforts of contacting authorities in attempting to simply speak to his children are evidence of his affection, care, and concern towards them, and further evidence that he would never allow anyone else to bring harm to them physically or emotionally. And Simon, my client's son, and the older brother, caregiver, and even savior in the case of little Max. This young man, as attested to by many reliable first hand character witnesses and even Max and Olivia themselves during the last conversation my client was allowed to have with them, is nothing less than an idol and mentor to his younger siblings. For Julie Marlow, in her bitterness, rage, and neglect, to levy such heinous charges against my client and his son is preposterous and is itself an outrage worthy of prosecution. Given the evidence, the circumstances, the history, the testimony, and the absolute concrete facts, you, Ladies and Gentlemen of the jury, must find my client "not guilty" of all charges.
Randy and his two beautiful children Max and Olivia
On June 28th, the Missouri Department of Family Services revisited the investigation at the request of the Jackson County prosecuting attorney to determine whether or not charges should be filed against Randy's son Simon. The Department of Family Services concluded their investigation by saying that in neither case were the charges levied against Simon Boude by Julie Marlow substantiated, and there was nothing to prosecute for. The following day, Randy Boude received a missed call from Julie Marlow's cell phone with no message having been left. An odd thing considering the fact that Julie Marlow had insisted that Randy posed a danger to her via threats he had supposedly made to her via text message. To date, Randy has STILL been unable to see or speak with his children. He has another court date set by Judge Kathleen Lynch for August of this year, supposedly to examine the validity of the restraining order.
In the meantime, Julie Marlow and her lawyer have filed a motion with Jackson County, Missouri (the county where Randy and Julie were divorced) to have the divorce case MOVED to Wyandotte County "for the convenience of everyone involved". And guess who the presiding judge will be when Julie Marlow attempts to have the parenting plan, including custody, visitation, and child support, revised? You guessed it. Judge Kathleen Lynch, who has already shown blatant and unwarranted bias against Randy and in Julie Marlow's favor, will be the only individual with the power to dictate the parental rights of Randy Boude with regard to his precious babies. Coincidence? Not by a long shot.
Just when you think a woman cannot become more evil, they prove you wrong. Shame on you, Julie Marlow. You of all people should know that Karma will not allow you to get away with such cruelty to another human being, especially the father of your children whom you KNOW would never allow any harm to come to them! Was the death of Sam that you both suffered through NOTHING to you?? You cold, heartless, cruel, evil woman. Congratulations: you have surpassed the level of evil of even Randy's ex wife Christy. I never thought in a million years you would grow the demonic horns of the evil ex. Rectify the situation NOW; Karma is watching.
UPDATE - August 3rd, 2012
Based on the legal maneuvering being done by Julie Marlow and her attorney, it is obvious now that they are planning and strategizing to have Judge Kathleen Lynch award Julie full custody of the children and alter the terms of the divorce decree to exclude the children's father from their lives entirely and saddle him with an ungodly financial burden simultaneously. As part of their strategy, they plan on calling as a witness the DFS officer who initially interviewed the children before it was discovered that Kansas had no jurisdiction in this case whatsoever. Since the initial interviewer had found that there was cause to continue DFS's investigation (a finding that was later unequivocably overturned and debunked via the results of multiple interviews by Jackson County, Missouri DFS agents), Julie Marlow and her lawyer feel confident that the judge would find the initial agent's opinion sufficient to nullify the opinion of the Jackson County Department of Family Services, who actually DO have jurisdiction and "the final say" on the matter. Julie is now desperate, and grasping at straws in an uncoordinated attempt to frame Randy as an unfit father. If the family court system didn't have such a history of blatant bias towards the female, her efforts could be discerned as humorous. But sadly that isn't the case, as very often the woman can merely state an accusation and the judge find that alone to be sufficient reason for probable cause (as Judge Kathleen Lynch DID at the last hearing when she allowed a bogus restraining order on Randy to be kept in place until the NEXT hearing, over a month away!).
It has been five very long months now since Randy has been allowed to see or even speak with his babies. He is holding up well, at least outwardly, for a man so in love with his children and yet unable to hold them or see them or even hear their voices. His next court appearance is on August 16th at 1:30 PM at the Wyandotte County, Kansas Family Courthouse at 710 N 7th St , Kansas City, KS 66101, phone number (913) 573-2846. He will be before Judge Kathleen Lynch, as before. There will likely also be several reporters in attendance, as I have contacted upwards of 18 different news media outlets in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. They gave the distinct impression that a story of this nature was of great interest to them, especially considering the fact that Judge Kathleen Lynch is an elected official and this is not the first time such blatant bias has been brought to their attention. The stated purpose of this particular hearing is for Julie Marlow to present evidence to the judge (which as of yet has not been required!) so that she can determine if she should allow the restraining order that she previously summarily extended to remain in place. The only evidence Julie Marlow has to present consists of a series of text messages exchanged between her and Randy around April 20th, 2012. Read the entirety of the text message dialog upon which Julie Marlow is attempting to base her claim of being in fear for her life. You will see nothing but a loving father desperate to see his babies and being left completely in the dark as to why he is being denied his absolute right to do so. Not only that, you'll see a man who is being AMAZINGLY civil and even caring of and worrisome for Julie Marlow!
I encourage any and all who are able and willing to please attend the hearing as well. Your mere presence alone is enough to provide the moral support for a father who has for all intents and purposes been judged guilty until proven innocent. It would help him a lot to know that there are others as outraged at the bias that permeates the family court system as he is himself, being the victim of it.
Thank you for your support of Randy. If you so desire, please feel free to leave a comment below in support of his cause.
UPDATE AUGUST 16th, 2012 10 AM CST
Randy contacted me yesterday and let me know that Judge Kathleen Lynch actually DENIED Julie Marlow and her attorney's request for yet another continuance! This is good news, and it gives a smidgent of hope that perhaps Randy WILL get a fair shake in front of this woman's bench! Let's hope so.
This minor 'setback' for Randy's evil ex wife will not, however, likely deter her from pursuing yet further court action to have Randy's rights to his children revoked in the form of an altered divorce decree/family plan. Randy will still have court dates in his future due to Julie Marlow's insanity, it appears.
The hearing is today at 1:30 PM...I'll post an update as soon as it is over.
UPDATE AUGUST 16th, 2012 2:55 PM
This update is brief, since my brother didn't want to share many details of what took place today due to the effect this blog post had on the hearing.
(seems Judge Kathleen Lynch didn't necessarily believe that I exist and thought he was responsible for my content! Judge Kathleen Lynch...I exist. You can email me via the link at the top right of my web site if you desire to communicate with me, or, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.)
What he did share was simply that, apparently due to the fact that I had highly publicized the inner workings of this case and the judge who presided over it, Kathleen Lynch quite honorably recused herself. This of course had the effect of postponing yet FURTHER my brother's plight and the unfounded restraining order placed upon him, as well as the unmanagable visitation order originally placed upon him by Kathleen Lynch which is what is preventing him from even SPEAKING to his babies (it's been FIVE MONTHS NOW since he has been "allowed" his visitation rights!!!). The new court date is ANOTHER month away, September 19th, 2012, but at least he will be able to bring the facts before a new judge. I hope this one is capable of wholly exercising the oath of office that judges swear or affirm to, which is generally as follows:
"I, XXX XXX, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as judge under the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God."
Some minor details I was able to glean from my tight-lipped brother were the priceless look on Julie Marlow's attorney's face when he discovered that Jackson County had already acquitted my nephew and brother of any wrongdoing. Apparently somebody forgot to tell him he didn't have a case. :)
I also read from between the lines that apparently this post has been twisted into some kind of potential threat against Julie Marlow's physical well-being? That's bizarre. But rest assured, Julie Marlow, I wouldn't waste one moment of my time or resources (beyond putting you on this public pedestal) to harm one hair of your head. I used to love you, I did. Then you grew horns. When I mention 'Karma' as something you well know about and should be looking for, I mean it only in the most literal of terms as it is typically used in colloquial speech. You know, like the Karma that came to visit you when you left my brother for another man, and he died of natural causes in your arms. Karma like that.
Finally then, a final request to all involved in this "wrongful and malicious prosecution" (HINT HINT)...how 'bout we just stop insisting that the proverbial emperor is wearing clothes and do what is fair, just, and right on behalf of a father and his babies? I WILL set upon the highest pedestal and put under the hottest spotlight anyone and everyone, and the facts related thereto, who have a hand in the injustices being perpetrated against my brother, his little children, and my nephew. I promise.
More updates later!