One of the stars of Teen Mom 2, which aired in 2011, has reportedly lost custody of all three of her children.
A North Carolina judge has stripped Jenelle Evans, 27, of custody of all three of her children: sons Jace, 9, and Kaiser, 4, from past relationships; and daughter Ensley, 2, who she shares with her husband, David Eason.
Wednesday marked the fourth time that Jenelle and her husband have been to court trying to regain custody, but have been shut down by the judge.
She had previously lost custody of her oldest son, Jace. Jenelle’s mother, Barbara Evans, already had legal custody of Jace, and will also take over legal custody of daughter Ensley.
Jenelle’s ex Nathan Griffith, who is Kaiser’s biological father, will take custody of his son. Nathan is now fighting for custody because he believes that David has mistreated his son. Nathan has offered Jenelle visitation if David isn’t around, but Jenelle has rejected it.
Jenelle was seen sobbing in court as she was told by the judge that she had “failed to protect the children while they were in her care.”
Until further notice from the court, Jenelle and husband David are restricted to only an hour of supervised visitation a week. They have also been ordered by the judge to comply with drug tests once a week, counseling, and parenting classes to possibly regain custody of the children.
The ruling comes only one month after her husband fatally shot the family’s French bulldog, claiming it had behaved aggressively toward their daughter.
During a video posted to social media, the puppy was seen nipping at 2-year-old Ensley. According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, David sprung up, grabbed the dog by the throat, slammed it on the ground, and began beating the dog inside the home. He then threw the dog outside, grabbing a shotgun and pistol, and went outside to shoot the dog to death.
The beating and killing of the dog was so intense that David returned inside with his clothes and hands covered in blood.
The incident is what prompted officials to check on the home. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call informing them of the shooting.
Child Protective Services also began investigating following the shooting. According to sources, Child Protective Services described the state of the home as horrific, and “it was filthy, and there were holes in all of the walls.”
According to sources involved in the case, Jenelle will have to choose between staying with her husband, David, or getting custody of her kids back. But so far, Jenelle seems to have no plans of leaving her husband. The pair has been married for nearly three years.
The couple’s lawyers are arguing that Child Protective Services can only keep the children away from their parents for a certain amount of time, but the judge maintained that the issue is what is in the best interest of the kids, and whether or not David poses a danger to them.