Ken Kreuscher told Denver Child Protective Services that his ex-wife was mentally unstable and had threatened to kill their son.
Unlike psychopaths who say this just to take the kids away from their former partners, Ken Kreuscher was right.
On the night of March 5, Sara Atkinson shot her son, Kenny Kreuscher, in the head. Then she killed herself.
Kreuscher had pursued sole custody and sought a restraining order against the mother. According to KDVR in Denver:
Kreuscher said a female child protection services case worker came to visit him after that.
“And she stood in front of me and pointed at my closet and said, ‘Unless your kid’s being stuck in a closet every day or beaten every day, I’m not going to do anything about it, and if you call back, if I hear back from you about this kind of stuff, I’m going to take him from you and her,” Kreuscher said.
Child protective services agencies really need to learn how to differentiate between parents who are authentically trying to protect their children and parents who, due to either personality disorders or mental illness, seriously harm their children.