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During the 1990s, as a child of 4, Jonathan was in the center of an extremely controversial custody case in which his mother, Linda Wiegand, accused the stepfather, Thomas Wilkinson, of sexually abusing his stepson, Jonathan, and their younger son, Ben (3). At one point, Ms. Wiegand fled to Las Vegas and two years later was discovered and charged with custodial interference.
Jonathan P. Wiegand
This case set the stage for future custody switching schemes in which protective mothers in the State of Connecticut have lost custody, and indeed, all access to their children who are then transferred into the sole custody of the fathers who abused them. The players in her case subsequently went on to become involved in other cases where good parents lost custody of their children. This includes Judge Herbert Barall, Dr. Kenneth Robson, Attorney Louis Kiefer, and Dr. James C. Black.
The Hartford Courant reports as follows: Honorable Robert J. Hale (April 28, 1921 - August 6, 2014). Robert Joseph Hale of Glastonbury, loving father of 4 and proud grandfather of 10 adoring grandchildren, passed away at home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at age 93. Bob was a truly remarkable man and will be dearly missed. He was born on April 28, 1921 in Hartford, to Harry Lorin Hale and Mary Elizabeth (O'Connor) Hale. He attended Saint Augustine School and Bulkeley High School in Hartford (1939), Trinity College (1943), and the Yale Law School (1949). He also served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Judge Hale had a long and distinguished career. See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=172023706#sthash.ih1qfmPq.dpuf