Colorado Mother Accused of Fatally Harming Her Children Post Judge’s Christmas Custody Order

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Colorado court-ordered Christmas custody ended tragically as the mother allegedly breached the decree, leading to the deaths of two children.

Court records unveiled the devastating sequence of events leading to the arrest of Kimberlee Singler, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman, in connection with the killings of her younger daughter, 9, and son, 7, in the United Kingdom.

The distressing incident unfolded on December 19 when authorities responded to a purported burglary at Singler’s condo, only to discover the lifeless bodies of the two children. 

Singler, along with her 11-year-old daughter, was taken to the hospital. Subsequently, a warrant was issued for Singler’s arrest after it was established that there had been no burglary, and she had fled the jurisdiction.

The tragedy unfolded against a backdrop of a prolonged court battle between Singler and her ex-husband, Kevin John Wentz, over custodial matters. Singler had previously accused Wentz of threatening her with a knife, leading to temporary restrictions on his access to their children. 

Colorado Springs Police Involvement

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Colorado court-ordered Christmas custody ended tragically as the mother allegedly breached the decree, leading to the deaths of two children.

However, the court later lifted these restrictions, deeming Wentz not a threat to his children.

The court had ordered a scheduled custody exchange, with the children meant to be handed over to Wentz at a police station on December 16. Singler, however, failed to comply with the court order, prompting Wentz to seek emergency court action on December 17.

A scheduled hearing for December 20, following the tragic incident, was canceled by the court, offering condolences to both parties and their families. Colorado Springs police declined to comment further on the custody issues, citing connections to their ongoing investigation.

The situation raised eyebrows due to court requests for polygraph tests regarding the knife allegation, with Singler refusing to undergo the examination

Despite her refusal, the court stated that this had no bearing on its decision to reinstate Wentz’s parenting rights.

This tragic incident underscores the complexities and challenges within custody battles, highlighting the immense repercussions of family disputes and the tragic toll they can take on innocent lives.

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