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Posted by: Landry Butler on Mar 24, 2017

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Shawn D. Snyder, Columbia, Tennessee, for the appellant, Lewis B.

Attorneys 2:

Herbert H. Slatery, Attorney General and Reporter, and Ellison M. Berryhill, Assistant Attorney General, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellee, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

Riley Morgan Pace, Nashville, Tennessee, for the minor child, Lukis B.

Judge(s): CLEMENT

The father appeals the circuit court’s adjudication that his child is dependent and neglected due to the father’s mental illness and paranoid behavior, which make the father unfit to properly care for his child. The father contends the circuit court erred in determining that, at the time of trial, his child was dependent and neglected. Finding the evidence clearly and convincingly supports the circuit court’s ruling, we affirm.