Support SGT Gray with his battle for his daughters
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SUPPORT H.R. BILL 4201 SERVICEMEMBERS FAMILY PROTECTION ACT
I, SGT Casey Gray, was called to Active Duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011. I was in the midst of a child custody case in Oakland County, Pontiac, Michigan. The HON Elizabeth Pezzetti was assigned to preside over my the case. The HON Pezzetti was a raised within an Army family and had an immediate bias to the case. She announced in court February 2011 that she could hear two weeks of negative testimony of the mother and she would still never give custody to the father because he was a soldier in the US Army. She warned the father that he should reconsider his bid for custody.
While deployed Sargeant Gray was severly injured in a helicopter crash and medically evacuated to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio Texas. He suffered a TBI (traumatic brain injury), 6 skull fractures, fractured humerous, bilateral bony hamstring avulsions, bilateral labrum tears and many more injuries. Mrs. Zehel was flown to BAMC with the children to visit their father, the injured Sargeant. Subsequently Mr. Gray was assaulted by Mrs Zehel at BAMC and she was asked to leave the facility and transported back to Michigan.
During court precedings the HON Pezzetti was presented with evidence of the assault, a suicide attempt by Mrs Zehel and evidence of her use of anti depression medication. Sergeant Gray begged the court to protect the children and provide medical assistance to Mrs Zehel and provide custody to Sergeant Gray in the best interest of the children.
The Honorable Pezzetti refused to allow Sergeant Gray any custody of the Children and refused to acknowledge any of the presented evidence in the case. In fact in February 2012 the HON Pezzetti only allowed three hours of visitation with the children. When Sergeant Gray asked for more vistiation the Judge responded " I gave you three hours What else do you want?" Sergeant Gray responded " I want what is best for my daughters and that is full custody with me their father."
Sergeant Gray filed a complaint with the Judicial Tenure Board to have the investigate the wrong doings by the Honorable Pezzetti, but was served with a letter stating that the Vice Chairman of the board recused herself becuase of a friendship with Judge Pezzetti, yet the board refused to investigate Judge Pezzetti.
Since this time there have been several motions filed with the Oakland County Court including a request for the Judge to dismiss herself and a new trial to begin. The Honorable Pezzetti has refused and further violated Sergeant Grays 14th Amendment rights by refusing to allow a proper trial and refusing to allow access to the children.
As it stands Sergeant Gray has served our great country since JUNE of 1999 he is a combat veteran who has fought to protect us and yet he is not afforded the right to even visit his children.
The Honorable Pezzetti has further attempted to silence Sergeant Gray by cutting off his income. She ordered nearly $1600 USD a month in Child support from his meager $2800 paycheck, knowing that he already pays $800 a month for a six year old son. This brings his monthly child support obligations to $2400 a month from a $2800 a month check. The Honorable Pezzetti also authorized a debt of over $9,000 USD in back child support.
This un honorable and deplorable Judge must be stopped. Fathers have rights and they need to be upheld. Support this Soldier who has served our country.
Fathers and Childrens Coalition Article
National Writers Syndicate
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