Featured artworks:
A Mirror of Dread (Narcissus’s Reflection)
Bartering with life (“I brought you flowers, man.”)
Black and Blue
UA HO
Restricted Custody (disorders)
SILENCE IS VIOLENCE
COURAGE (The Freedom Grill)


A petition under Article 8 of the Family Court Act having been filed in this Court; and the Petitioner, Gwendolyn C. Skaggs having appeared with counsel; and the Respondent, Xxxxxxx Xxxx Xxxxxxx having not appeared; and the Respondent, Xxxxxxx Xxxx Xxxxxxx having failed to appear and the matter having duly come on for a fact-finding hearing by inquest before this Court; And the Court finds that after hearing the proofs and testimony offered in relation to the case; The following allegations in the petition are supported by a preponderance of the evidence: Respondent committed family offenses of assaults 3 degree, harassment in second degree, menacing in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree, criminal mischief in the 4th degree. and that Respondent committed acts constituting the following family offenses: harassment in the first or second degree, menacing in the second or third degree, stalking, and criminal mischief. And the Court further finds the following aggravating circumstances: parties were in an intimate relationship. Respondent committed family offenses of assaults 3 degree, harassment in second degree, menacing in the second degree, stalking in the fourth degree, criminal mischief in the 4th degree. Petitioner suffered physical injury which is an aggravating circumstance. ; And the matter having duly come on for a dispositional hearing, and the Court having made examination and inquiry into the facts and circumstances of the persons involved, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the petition is GRANTED; and it is further ORDERED that the Respondent shall for a period not in excess of five years observe the conditions of behavior specified in the Order of Protection entered and annexed to and made a part of this order; Dated: April 23, 2021

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