Dr Phil: Parents Accused of Murder
Previously on Dr Phil, Tommy accused his ex-wife, Julia, and her new husband Codey, of killing her two children, who died under mysterious circumstances three months apart. These parents are accused of murder, and Dr Phil continued to unravel the family drama that began in 2010.
19-month-old Darby died in June 2010 of unknown causes. Three months later, four-year-old Kiera was found dead. Julia and Codey, with whom the children lived when they died, were questioned, but never arrested or charged with any crimes.
Meanwhile, Tommy and his mother Cheryl have waged a campaign online, insisting that Julia and Codey are baby killers. After Dr Phil chatted with a pediatrician about Julia’s threadbare theories about the causes of death, he vowed to continue helping everyone get to the bottom of this story.
Dr Phil: Was Tommy a Violent Husband?
As Dr Phil picked up the story, he invited Julia’s father, Terry, into the conversation. Terry wanted to speak out about Tommy’s history of violence and in defense of his daughter. He accused Tommy of having anger problems.
Terry brought up Julia’s accusation that Tommy kicked the family dog so hard that it later died. He also said that Tommy hit Julia’s mouth, and that Kiera and Darby both witnessed this. “I wish Tommy and Julia had never met,” Terry said. Me too, Terry.
Dr Phil: How Could Tommy Have Hurt the Children?
But Dr Phil pointed out that there’s no theory that Tommy could have had anything to do with the deaths of Darby and Kiera, since the deaths occurred in different states from where he lived. So Dr Phil asked Terry why he brought this up.
Terry stammered that it helps to establish Julia’s state of mind and why she moved around so much. But I thought she moved to get help for her drug problem. Dr Phil said Tommy’s background is pretty much irrelevant when it comes to the children’s death.
Discussion question: at what age should an adult man drop the -y from the end of his nickname? An inquest into the death of one’s child does not seem like an informal occasion to me, but I guess this stray observation is not particularly relevant either.