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Skelton Objects to Sale of Home in Divorce Case

According to Toledo Blade, a man accused of abducting and murdering his three sons had a hearing with a divorce judge about the couple’s home and assets. John Skelton’s only concern at the divorce hearing seemed to be the fate of his personal belongings that were left in the house.

Skelton told Judge Margaret Noe that he did not want his estranged wide, Tanya, to sell their former home because of uncertainty over items he left behind. Skelton appeared upset with the judge over her ruling to give Tanya Skelton sole use of the house, without giving him a courtesy notice about his personal belongings.

Tanya Skelton filed for divorce from her husband two months before the boys disappeared. Skelton, who is being held in jail in lieu of $3 million bond, is charged with three counts of kidnapping and unlawful imprisonment. Although presumed dead, the children’s bodies have never been found. Skelton claimed he had someone watch the kids but refused to name names. So far all leads have lead nowhere and the boys, Andrew, Alexander and Tanner have not been seen alive since Thanksgiving Day.

Skelton objected to the sale of the house, which the judge denied. The home is in foreclosure but listed for sale. The hearing was not to discuss personal property but for Tanya Skelton to receive sole permission to sell the couple’s former home. According to Skelton’s attorney, an interested buyer was found but needed court permission before financing could be arranged. Mr. Skelton has no divorce lawyer.

With the home sale settled, the only issue remaining to be settled in the divorce is custody and parenting time of the three boys.

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