12-01-2007, 06:17 PM
Cricketer Of The Year
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Haarlem, The Netherlands
Originally Posted by ash chaulk
Federal Court Ruling from the Melbourne Age, Australia (AP) -
A seven year old boy was at the centre of a courtroom drama yesterday
when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him.
The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge
initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with the child custody
law and regulations requiring that family unity be maintained to the
The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him
more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her.
When the judge suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy
cried out that they also beat him.
After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning
that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the
judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who
should have custody of him.
After two recesses to check legal references and confer with child
welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the English
Cricket Team, who the boy firmly believes are "not capable of beating
The Federal Court agreed.
P.S. We beat England at Lord's
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Originally Posted by Burgey
I think it's really disappointing of her - would only take a minute or two of her time....
Originally Posted by luffy
Wishful thinking on your behalf.