Wed, 2008-11-19 22:20 – Kerry and Niels
The following statement was sent to us by email with the request for publication.
On May 27, 2008 my children were taken by DFACS. I am fighting for justice and to bring my children home!
On May 27, 2008, I, Kristi Strickler was in my bedroom getting ready for work. I have four children. My husband was outside with all of our children. My two year old, Jakk, was playing outside in the front yard and he tripped over a rock and fell on a radio. The antenna on the radio was broken and when he fell he hit the sharp edge of the antenna. We immediately took him to the hospital. Upon taking him to the hospital the police were notified as well as DFACS. They took our oldest son, Jess into an interrogation room at the hospital. By law you cannot take a child into custody without the parent(s) being there. I had two police guards standing at my hospital door. When they questioned Jess, he said the exact same thing that Kyle, my husband, and I stated. Then they told Kyle, my husband, that he needed to go home and get the rest of our children who were staying with a babysitter at the time. Then they took all the children at the time.
A couple of weeks prior, according to a DFACS worker at the hospital, there was an incident where a young child was taken to the hospital for a fractured arm. DFACS was called in and they decided to not take the child. A few days later the mother of the child’s boyfriend murdered the child. The DFACS worker said on that day, May 27, 2008 that my children would be taken on this day, because there was a lot of heat on DFACS; and they had to take them in order to rectify their wrongdoing.