Syesha Mercado was simply reunited along with her daughter — however her custody battle isn’t over.
Earlier this month, the American Idol alum to Child Protective Services. The CPS intervention stemmed from accusations that Mercado and her companion Tyron Deener have been neglecting their now 13-month-old son Amen’Ra, who was taken by CPS in February. The welfare test by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Department in Florida — a video of which was — led to the elimination of Ast after they realized that Amen’Ra was beforehand faraway from their home.
According to the activism group , which is supporting the household’s case, Mercado took her son to the hospital after Amen’Ra was struggling to eat strong meals, nonetheless, he was then positioned within the care of CPS after they alleged she didn’t attempt to get medical intervention earlier. The singer’s lawyer, Derrick McBurrows, denied the allegations at a press convention, and mentioned that Mercado first took her son to a special hospital when he initially skilled “lactation issues.”
“This is a first-time mother who was seeking help,” McBurrows burdened, “yet she was criminalized.”
Now, Ast is again home along with her dad and mom. Deener introduced the information that their daughter was now again of their care on , sharing a video of the toddler sleeping within the automotive. He thanked those that supported the couple’s quest for “justice.”
“We still have work to do to get Ra back,” Deener mentioned within the video. “But because of your support we’ve been able to get the best attorneys in the country.”
Deener added that whereas the household remains to be combating for his or her son to be returned home, their story just isn’t the one certainly one of injustice dedicated by CPS.
“The work don’t stop,” the daddy continued. “We have to get Ra back and we got to get the other babies back home.”