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The Deadly Game of Tug of War: The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Story

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Kelsey was a bubbly ray of sunshine. It is impossible to comprehend how anyone could harm a child, much less have something happen when so many were watching so closely. The lesson from Kelsey's death is not only a cry to stop child abuse, but a reminder to cherish the little ones in our lives, and a warning to those embroiled in custody battles to take the focus off themselves and put it where it belongs, on the innocent children who did not ask to be a pawn in someone's game.

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A Deadly Game of Tug of War: The Kelsey Smith-Briggs Story

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Overview

Kelsey was a bubbly ray of sunshine. It is impossible to comprehend how anyone could harm a child, much less have something happen when so many were watching so closely. The lesson from Kelsey's death is not only a cry to stop child abuse, but a reminder to cherish the little ones in our lives, and a warning to those embroiled in custody battles to take the focus off themselves and put it where it belongs, on the innocent children who did not ask to be a pawn in someone's game.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600373114
  • Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.66 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Judge Craig Key began practicing law in 1992. He was sworn in as Associate District Judge of Lincoln County on January 13, 2003, and lost the re-election in 2006, due to the circumstances surrounding the death of a child, as detailed in A Deadly Game of Tug of War. Craig has gone back to practicing law in Lincoln County and has a wife, Dana, and a blended family with four daughters: Abbi (14), Macy (13), Sarah (12), and Kamryn (8).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2008

    LOVE IT!! The Facts of what Judge Key's decision was based on!

    I have first heard Kelsey's story back in Nov of 2007 and this little girls tragic death broke my heart. I was sent the YouTube video that the paternal family/friends had made and I cried....I was so bothered by this tragic death I had to investigate and research, so I did...the internet has everything you need! At first I also blamed the mother but after seeing the facts that she took Kelsey to the ER, she took her to the Dr.'s she completed courses DHS told her she had to ttake and she was torn apart when Kelsey was takedn from her....ok, So I shouldn't go into my opinion of the case but as for the book....it opened my eyes to allot and I now understand why the judge placed Kelsey back with her mother and that no Paternal family member's objected or appealed this decision. The book was repetitive but overall a wonderful book that I highly reccomend, especially if you have seen the videos and heard about poor little Kelsey. I think of her allot! May she RIP!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!

    This is one of the saddest but most important child custody struggles of this century. Judge key sets out the facts that led to Kelsey's tragic death and lets you the reader try to solve this murder mystery. No one will ever pay for this little girls death that sparked such strong emmotions following her death. A MUST READ!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2007

    Finally the true facts

    It's great to finally know the true facts based on court records and not media interpretation. A very said story, but a great factual book by the Judge

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2007

    What a sad story.

    This is one book I couldn't put down. The story is so sad and the struggle for Kelsey is obvious, even on the internet.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2012

    If you want the facts don't bother with this book

    First of all I would like to point out that this judge, according to testimonies from witnesses such as Officer Byers, had his mind made up prior to showing up to work that day as he had tickets to Las Vegas and a plane to catch. That was why he didn't hear all witnesses. I have studied this case for years and I can tell you just by reading the legal documents made public online you can see the innaccuracies in this book. This book is nothing but self serving lies made by a man who has as much blood on his hands as the one who killed Kelsey. That is why the book is self published. And to the reviewer before me, the video you saw on YouTube was not made by the paternal family, it was made by a woman who is dedicated to bringing awareness to child abuse and to telling the stories of the victims. And if you think that Kelseys family did not have a problem with her being returned to the home where she suffered a broken collar bone, two broken legs, and numerous other injuries you must not be well informed. You have to be mindful of these Raye Dawn Smith supporters, they are relentless and vindictive towards anything that makes her look guilty, which would be the truth. It makes.one wonder why she still to this day refuses a polygraph. I wish that Raye Dawn fought for Kelsey like her supporters do her freedom. I urge you to boycott the guilty ones from profitting off Kelseys murder. Read Who Killed Kelsey? for the truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2009

    Great book for anyone planning to work with children or any couple contemplating divorce

    When my wife and I were discussing divorce, a friend of hers sent a youtube video of a little girl who died after being abused. It made us think of our own children and what could happen to them if we brought someone new into their lives. We searched for more information about Kelsey and discovered a book had been written. The title, alone, gave us a clue about what really happened. After reading the book and discussing the issues that Kelsey's family faced, we decided it wasn't worth it. We started seeing a counselor and have since come to terms with our issues. The judge who wrote this book opened our eyes. We can't thank him enough for sharing his family's story and Kelsey's story.

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