Wise County, VA–Background: Conscientious Virginia judge James Michael Shull, who smoked out a woman who sought to extend a restraining order based on false charges of domestic violence, was removed from the bench last fall by this Virginia Supreme Court ruling. Not only was Shull railroaded, but he has been the target of widely-disseminated misleading reporting. To learn more about the case, see my blog posts In Defense of Judge James Michael Shull (Part I), Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, and Part VII, read my co-authored newspaper column defending Shull here, or click here.
The lying mother who cost Judge Shull his career has abducted her child from the custody of her ex-husband, and is now on America’s Most Wanted.
As I’ve mentioned before, Tammy Huffman-Giza has a rap sheet as long as your arm. On February 22 Huffman-Giza was found guilty of welfare fraud and sentenced to prison. However, instead of going to prison, she was given two years supervised probation–perhaps due to the female sentencing discount. If she had gone to jail where she belongs–for the welfare fraud and a variety of other crimes–she would never have been able to abduct her son.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s page is here. A Fox News story on it is here.
From America’s Most Wanted:
Child Abduction In Virginia
On Feb. 25, 2008, State Police and investigators in Wise County, Va. issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for 8-year-old Brayden Reid Carty.
According to police, Brayden was taken by his biological but non-custodial mother, 32-year-old Tammy Huffman-Giza the weekend prior, when Brayden’s father brought the child over to her apartment in Coeburn, Va. for a visit.
Cops say when the father went to pick up Brayden, the apartment was empty — except for a letter Huffman-Giza allegedly penned before taking off with the child. In the letter, police say Huffman-Giza wrote she had met someone named “Richard” online, and that she’d made plans to go to London, England to meet him. Police have issued a felony warrant for Tammy, charging her with child abduction.
According to police, Huffman-Giza suffers from mental health issues and has attempted to harm herself in the past. Cops fear Brayden is endangered.