The week we moved into our current neighborhood, Warren had found a best friend. And his parents happen to be fantastic people. We have enjoyed spending time with them and feel they will all be life-long friends. The boys are like two little blonde haired man cubs the way they play outdoors and climb everything. The other night they were running and jumping at his friend’s house and his friend accidentally kicked his eye. Both parents came to the house immediately concerned and apologetic. Warren was uncomfortable for a couple of days but his eye is healing fine.
On New Year's Eve Warren was really hurt. Jason's 14 year old son, trained in jujitsu, choked Warren to unconsciousness. Warren tried to “tap out” three times and we think Thomas only let go when he felt Warren go limp. This came after Thomas pointed a loaded b-b type gun at his head. Warren thought he was going to die. We have children in our home all the time and nothing like that had ever happened. This event happened while we were eating dinner with neighborhood friends at 8:15pm, guests had arrived at 7:30, all guests were gone by 9pm because Warren was not feeling well at all and he was upset (One week later we had to take him to the ER because his voice had not returned to normal). Jason and I decided at about 3am that we needed to alert the authorities; this was not the first time Thomas had acted out against Warren. Jo has had full custody of Jason's two sons since the divorce and has done nothing but fight for Jason to have less timeshare, and with him having so many deployments and training for operations, she has raised the children. We have them over the summer and breaks, but her incessant and controlling interactions with them leaves us with little or no influence, without hers, and certainly not enough time to affect behavioral change. Jason and I want Thomas to get help and saw this problem as escalating. Strangulation, in many states, including ours, is an automatic Felony and the charges come from the Commonwealth. Jason feels as though he is saving his life, if this had happened after 18……Additionally, his two boys are isolated and spend most of their free time playing the most violent video games on the market. We want there to be an intervention in the home with Jo. We observe many risk factors for violence perpetration and victimization. One being Jo’s and her parent’s constant disparagement of their father, telling them he has replaced them with Warren. If that wouldn't insight anger in a teenage boy, I'm not sure what would. Jo, of course, blames Warren and has not let Jason communicate with either of his son's for nearly a month. Peter has taken the side of Jo, feeding her false information for court hearings. I received the following email from Peter last evening. Note his demands, the use of you and accusations that I hurt children. This is why my story continues; they will not and cannot stop themselves. I will expect the social worker call this week. No more surprises; the sociopaths have become predictable.
Again, I’m not making an accusation. I am expecting on this occasion and on any similar occasion in future to receive a clear report of the incident. I would like to know the date, time, and location of the incident, the individuals involved and any adults involved directly or contacted thereafter, a summary of the incident, and the actions taken as a result of the incident – basically what one would summarize naturally following an incident of this nature. I would like this report today, February 1st.