IN RE: DAKOTA C. R. (d/o/b 6/11/2004), JIMMY D. R. JR. (d/o/b 3/5/2006), NATHANIEL E. R. (d/o/b 2/23/2007) - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Apr 24, 2012

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Thomas E. Weakley, Dyersburg, Tennessee, for the appellant, Rosanna R. and Jimmy Dale R.

Attorneys 2:

Robert E. Cooper, Jr., Attorney General and Reporter, William E. Young, Solicitor General, Shanta J. Murray, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services

Judge(s): HIGHERS

This appeal arises out of dependency and neglect proceedings regarding three minor children. The circuit court found all three children dependent and neglected, and it found the youngest child had been severely abused. We affirm the dependency and neglect finding and the severe abuse finding with regard to Mother. However, we reverse the severe abuse finding with regard to Father.