Man Attempts Murder to Get Custody to Avoid Child Support

An Oregon man got tired of paying child support, so he decided to seek custody of his children.

That’s bad enough.

But, to achieve his goal, this man allegedly built four pipe bombs, intending one of them to kill his ex-wife.

Now the man is under arrest for attempted murder. Aptly, this occurred during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Of course, the man’s probably not likely to get custody of his children.

But he just may get out of paying child support – for about 10 years to life.

Yet judgments can be enforced for a long time.

Read more in this KTVZ [OR] News story: Police: Child custody pipe-bomber motive.

The piece doesn’t indicate whether the man has a prior documented history of domestic abuse – or mental illness.