A downtown judge ruled on Friday that three Illinois children placed in state custody in 2014 will remain in foster care, after a doctor pointed out the children’s mother was held accountable for three children who drowned more than a decade ago. In 2003, Amanda Ware, then known as Amanda Hamm, was convicted of child endangerment and served five years in prison for watching her then-boyfriend drown her three children from previous relationships.
Greg Hamm, Ware’s first husband and the father of six-year-old drowning victim Christopher Hamm, said Friday he does not support the return of the children. “She’s too mentally unstable to be a mother and she’s proved it,” Hamm said.
Court-appointed guardian Carol Casey recommended during a hearing Wednesday that Amanda Ware be given a chance to continue working toward the goal of bringing the children home. To read the rest of this article from The State Journal-Register, head to their website here.
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