New Jersey parents who gave their children Nazi names won’t regain custody, a state appeals court ruled, citing the parents’ physical and psychological disabilities and the risk of serious injury to Adolf Hitler Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campell, ages 4, 3 and 2.
Heath and Deborah Campbell’s children were placed in foster care in January 2009 after the family drew attention for asking a supermarket to decorate a birthday cake with Adolf’s full name.
The decision didn’t mention the parents’ Nazi sympathies. It did admit testimony by Heath Campbell’s ex-wife, who said he’d abused her. In addition, a neighbor handed over a note by Deborah Campbell saying that if she were found dead her husband would be the killer.
“Hes thrend to have me killed or kill me himself hes alread tried it a few times. Im afread that he might hurt my children if they are keeped in his care. He teaches my son how to kill someone at the age of 3,” the letter read in part.
Deborah Campbell said she wrote the letter, but it was lie Her husband, she testified, is “a perfect guy.”
The family court will continue to supervise the case. I suspect the mother could regain custody if she divorces the “perfect guy” and goes through counseling. It’s not over for Adolf (have the foster parents renamed him?), Joyce and Jeannie.