By: Diane Benjamin
Judge Hill issued an arrest warrant today for Michael Cadena. She wants him dragged back to Illinois and imprisoned.
She must not realize that sending his father to jail is not going to get Mikey back in Illinois. The Massachusetts judge made it very clear that Mikey isn’t going anywhere. I believe papers have already been drawn for his grandmother to have custody of him in Massachusetts.
Judge Hill stated again that Amber hasn’t seen Mikey in person for over a year. She must not realize Amber has been east twice and failed to comply with basic requests to see Mikey. The last time her lawyer refused to have her meet with Mikey’s doctor. She could have spent a lot of time with him. Mikey has been traumatized for years, the least his mother could do is learn a little about how to interact with him so it’s less painful for Mikey.
The latest decision by Judge Hill is a huge overstep. To issue a criminal warrant and have Mike extradited to Illinois to face sentencing with the same civil Judge is absurd. Clearly, this should transfer over to a criminal court to ensure Mike’s constitutional rights as a defendant are protected. Bias is also avoided. To not do so would be a violation of his civil rights and due process. It’s obviously grounds for appeal.
A high-profile defense attorney has already been consulted on Mike’s case and may represent him now that this warrant has been issued. More will be known on Monday.
Hill and Amber’s attorney had difficulty keeping their facts straight. Hill confused civil with criminal more than once. Tristan Bullington talked about filings he was going to file but never did. He withdrew one because he thought it was filed but then found out it wasn’t.
At times the hearing was more of a pre-planned circus.
It will be a very sad day for Mikey when his dad is ripped away from him by his mother. I’m sure he will never forget who is again responsible for traumatizing him.