A New Jersey couple, Heath and Deborah Campbell lose custody battle of children named in honor of historical Nazi party members.
The New Jersey Supreme Court denied custody after Adolf Hitler Campbell, 6, Joycelynn Aryan Nation Campbell, 5, and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell, 4, were taken from the couple. The state became aware of the case after a local grocer refused to decorate a birthday cake with Adolf Hitler’s name.
A fourth child, Hons Campbell, was removed from the parents just hours after the baby’s birth in November of 2011.
The state appeals court ruled the children were at risk of abuse and neglect after several reports suggested there was a history domestic violence in the home. ABC News reports, Deborah Campbell, once slipped a handwritten note under a neighbor’s door saying she was afraid her husband would kill her.
The parents contend there is no abuse in the home and say their children were safe. The father, Heath, says the only reason the children were taken was due to their names and beliefs. Heath has stated he would give up his Nazism in order to have children back.
The child, Adolf Hitler Campbell has reportedly to threaten to kill people; he curses and says terrible things to people who are non-white. While in foster care Adolf has acted aggressively and has threatened his foster mother on several occasions as well as his sisters. The psychologist assigned to the case says the youngest child called her a b**ch after she refused him from leaving a room.
Heath and his wife Deborah are now separated from each other and Deborah lives in a different state.
The family plans to appeal the ruling.