The guy’s got a record the length of your arm, a couple of them drug charges, but some assaults in there, too, including assault with a chainsaw! For which, as I understand it, he got probation. That’s why he was in prison, for violating the probation. And that’s why he could come join his family, since he’d served his time for the probation violation.
All that’s bad enough, but what I don’t understand is why in the world the girl’s mother let him come back to them. They had moved, for crying out loud. How did he even know where they were?! He tried to kill her and she let him come back to the family when he got out of prison! And, yeah, maybe there’s more to it than that, and I know people don’t always think straight in situations like this, but still… And it’s the children who pay for it, and the family of the other little girl. What was she thinking?!