Deployed Sailor Can’t Make Custody Hearing, Faces Losing Daughter

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A sailor on a Navy submarine, Matthew Hindes, thought he had already won custody over his 6-year-old daughter, Kaylee, during quite the nasty battle with his ex-wife, Angela. Solidifying that result for good, Kaylee was taken from the home of Angela by Child Protective Services back in 2010 – Matthew was sure the matter was settled.

Needless to say, he apparently thought wrong.

Angela recently decided to fight once again for her daughter who has been under the care of her step-mother. As Matthew is away somewhere out in the Pacific Ocean, it leaves him a bit defenseless on the home front.

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For some reason, despite past incidents and the current ruling, the judge, Judge Margaret Noe, feels inclined to side with Angela and has ordered Matthew to appear in court, on Monday, despite it being a physical impossibility. The ridiculous justice even went so far as to deny Matthew’s motion to delay the proceedings until after he was able to return and properly defend himself.

Further adding insult to injury, Noe explained, “At this point, I don’t think I have any alternative but to enter a bench warrant for his arrest.”

In the mean time, stepmother Benita-Lynn, who has been properly caring for Kaylee during Matthew’s obligated absence, mentioned, “He’s protecting the rights of others but who’s protecting his rights?”

What do you guys think – is this, in any way, fair or right? Let us know your thoughts on the matter in the comments below.

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