October 21, 2016
Sheri says her three daughters are old enough to understand – and to question – both the physical fighting and the verbal sparring that goes on between her and her husband, Eric. The girls sometimes get caught in the crossfire of their parents’ altercations.
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In one accidental incident from 2011, one of the children ended up with a fractured skull, which led to Eric being charged with aggravated cruelty toward a child and all three girls being removed from the home. They were placed in foster care for three years. They might have been returned earlier, but Sheri says she wasn’t working her case plan, and was deliberately noncompliant for the first year after her children were taken away.
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In the video above, Eric explains that the incident happened when he and Sheri were separated. He admits there was a restraining order against him at the time, and he wasn’t supposed to be on the premises. However, he says, he went anyway, to keep an eye on the girls.
“The children were playing hide-and-go-seek – My oldest daughter was hiding behind a garbage can – at the same time I was throwing pavers into a garbage can,” says Eric.