Appeals Court Refuses to Block Inlaws from Pursuing Termination of Son’s Wife’s Parental Rights and Adoption by Parents of Son Mother Did Time for Killing

Widowed Mother sentenced to jail.

Mother gives temporary custody of her children to late minister-husband’s parents.

Mother’s sentence is almost discharged.

Husband’s parents move to terminate Mother’s parental rights and to adopt the children.

The reason Mother was incarcerated was her conviction for killing her minister-husband.

Now Mother appeals to stop her in-laws’ applications.

Appeals court refuses to hear the Mother’s appeal – at least at this early stage of the proceedings.

Accordingly, termination of parental rights of Mother may proceed, clearing the way for the husband’s parents to adopt the children.

Of course, the Mother may have a basis to bring an appeal later.

Read more in this WMC-TV Memphis Action News 5 article: Appeals court declines to intervene in Winkler custody case.