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Father Kills 3 year old Son During Court Order Visitation, Custody Dispute,preceded by complaints

In domestic law on June 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm
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Saunders was involved in a long and bitter custody dispute with the boy’s mother, Meara McIntosh, after their marriage failed in 2006.

Rich Saunders killed his three-year-old son, Colton, and then took his own life
while the child was with him for a court-ordered visit.

Meara McIntosh, with three-year-old son Colton, who was killed by his father in a 2008 murder-suicide.  Meara McIntosh, with three-year-old son Colton, who was killed by his father in a 2008 murder-suicide. (Courtesy Meara McIntosh)A fatality inquiry in Drumheller heard Monday that police had received numerous complaints about an estranged husband who eventually killed his young son in a murder-suicide.

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Mother braces for inquiry into toddler’s killing. McIntosh’s ex-husband, Rich Saunders, killed three-year-old Colton and himself during a court-ordered weekend visit in Drumheller.

In domestic law on June 2, 2011 at 1:53 pm

“I don’t want to be here, but I have to see it through,” said McIntosh, who moved to Mexico shortly after her son Colton’s death in 2008.

The murder-suicide that resulted in Colton’s death ended what had been an acrimonious 18-month custody battle between McIntosh and Saunders.

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But the emotional journey toward next week’s fatality inquiry in Drumheller has been far more arduous, McIntosh said.

“I don’t want to be here, but I have to see it through,” said McIntosh, who moved to Mexico shortly after her son Colton’s death in 2008.

A fatality inquiry into Colton’s death is scheduled to begin in Drumheller next week, and McIntosh is hopeful it will provoke change and raise the profile of domestic abuse.

McIntosh said she repeatedly warned the local RCMP about Saunders’ intimidating behaviour and potential for violence, to no avail.

“I felt this was a very preventable death. I wanted to work within the law to prevent this from happening again,” McIntosh said.

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