As previously discussed the shocking case of Jennifer Petkov who is accused of harassing a dying eight-year-old girl and her family. Now, a court has ordered that Petkov’s two children be removed from her home and taken to live with their father until resolution of a pending motion for custody.
Petkov’s eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old son will be sent to their father in the interim. It is not a surprising motion since the media attention and anger directed at Petkov and her husband is considerable. There is also the question of their mentality stability in running disgusting pictures of Kathleen Edward and her dead mother.
As an emergency filing, the court had to act expeditiously — though courts are generally reluctant to move children around and disrupt their lives. The “best interest of the child” standard controls in such decisions. When presented with a credible claim of possible harm, the judge may have felt that there was little choice to a relocation pending resolution of the motion.