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Singer Mindy McCready Will Not Return Son, Alleges Abuse

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The country music singer Mindy McCready has said in an email to The Associated Press that she will not return her 5-year-old son Zander to Florida despite court orders that she return the boy to his guardian, McCready’s mother.  The singer, who is pregnant with twins, alleges that her mother has abused the child since winning custody of him in 2007 while the embattled singer underwent substance abuse rehabilitation and survived an apparent suicide attempt.  The AP reported that the court’s current role is to enforce the custody arrangement, not make judgments about the status of that arrangement:

“Once the child is located, we will pick him up and bring him back to Florida,” said Terri Durdaller, a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Children and Families. “Although these circumstances are unfortunate for a young child, his safety and well-being are our number one priority.”

McCready provided a series of emails to the AP with Lee County Judge James Seals’ ruling to return the boy.

“Mom has violated the court’s custody order and we are simply restoring the child back into our custody,” the judge wrote. “Nothing more. Nothing less. The court makes no judgment about whether Mom will or will not competently care for the child while in her custody. It only wants the child back where the court placed him.”

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Country Singer Mindy McCready Pregnant with Twins

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Mindy McCready, the country singer who earlier this week made headlines over accusations she had kidnapped her own 5-year-old son, has told PEOPLE.com that she is pregnant with twins.  McCready has had a troubled past, with visits to both jail and rehab, as well as a history of suicide attempts.  She does not have custody of her son, Zander, but she does have visitation rights.

The singer confirmed that she is 5 months into her pregnancy.  The father is reportedly her boyfriend of two years, music producer David Wilson.

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