At trial, McCallum used unsuccessfully used the “Necessity Defense” this is popular among Underground Moms. He tried to prove that he believed his children were in danger with their mother. Mark McCallum defended himself with the legal help of a public defender.
During the course of the divorce, Mark made allegations of child abuse against his former spouse. Those were investigated by Child Protective Services and the Michigan State Police.
Mason County Press (February 26, 2013)
CBS Detroit (April 10, 2013)