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Sick Boy and Father Who Kidnapped Him Found in a Hotel outside Chicago

By Nottage and Ward on January 29, 2013

Divorce can be an emotional, stressful and contentious experience, but this does not just mean that a husband and wife will just be fighting over money, property, child custody and other terms in a courtroom. To get through your divorce in a safe and healthy way, it is important to remember that the turmoil of divorce can make people do dangerous things so you have to be prepared for anything and make decisions accordingly, even if they seem harsh. The following incident is a prime example of what a divorcing spouse may be capable of.

A Desperate Move for Custody

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune, a California man was quickly traced to a hotel room outside Chicago after he made taunting calls and texted threatening messages to his estranged wife. The man, age 33, was arrested and charged with kidnapping his five-year-old son. The boy, who has congestive heart failure and is a candidate for a heart transplant on the high-priority list, was found unharmed with his father at Baymont Inn & Suites in Alsip.

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