'People's Court' Mystery: Why Give Father Custody?

Dan Abrams discusses the disappearance of Michele Parker.
2:14 | 12/01/11

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Transcript for 'People's Court' Mystery: Why Give Father Custody?
Let's bring in our -- legal analyst Dan Abrams and -- Things are hard for a lot of people look this case and say. Wait a second discuss the prime suspect the police were all over and get the jokes as he gets his -- that's right because child services initially comes in says we just learned of all this past history of domestic violence allegations of -- so they -- to -- -- way to judge says and this is probably the called the most judges would make is. The standard is what's in the best interest of those children and as -- right now. There's nothing to indicate that he has -- -- -- children or will mistreat him about. Father gets a huge presumption that's right. Even if he's a suspect and we talked about this would have been many cases. Where someone is in a suspect. You generally in a white's disappearance and this is still kind of unique case is there anything special of the court or the police -- -- kids have an extra layer while I don't think it's any question they're gonna keep knock on. You know you look at what he's doing to the -- ABC photographer there and that's not helpful by the way to his case that just means they're gonna look at him even more closely. So they're gonna keep a very close eye on him I can assure you that her family is going to be keeping a close eye on him. And if there's any reports. Even and by -- it wouldn't even have to be physical. Let's say he starts claiming things about the mother or anything like that I think would get him -- -- -- your I think in this case one striking is that meanwhile his lawyers are starting to make his case. In public saying for example that the timeline -- there was only an hour between you know what time he was seen with her and there are times in his dad's but he couldn't have done everything. He's being used to be the authorities clearly don't believe that that's the defense but by the -- the -- he's coming out. And naming him as the prime suspect at this point simply didn't need to do you. And doesn't really change anything with -- -- their investigation. It tells you -- how much confidence they have. In the fact is that he is their prime suspect and they're also trying to clearly put the heat on him. And you can see it's having an impact wings now being forced to explain himself defend himself publicly. And the authorities saying for simply won't give. Don't lie detector test which is something they don't really cooperative with an Alitalia Cindy really want him become -- -- added that -- it's gonna. OK Dan -- -- for a moment.

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