When parental kidnapper like Dorothy Lee Barnett are arrested, you rarely get answers to certain questions. If I had an opportunity to ask her some questions, this would be list of those questions.
1. On the day you decided to change the name of one or two year old Savanna to Samantha, how did you do it?
2. After changing Savanna’s name, did you ever feel guilty for doing so?
3. When you gazed into the eyes of Savanna, did you ever start to cry thinking what you did?
4. Did Savanna ever give you a funny look or correct you when you called her Samantha?
5. When you read the court ordered evaluation that more or less stated that Harris Todd was not an abusive parent, did you think that was a good or bad thing?
6. Do you think that a parental kidnapping and changing a child’s name is a form of child abuse?
7. If a parent wrongfully kidnaps their child, do you think they are the real abuser?
I’m personally not convinced that those supporters of Dorothy Lee Barnett fully understand the parental kidnapping crime. There are many that consider this one of the horrible crimes against young and innocent children. Even after a long criminal trial, I am not convinced I will ever hear Dorothy Lee Barnett’s honest and sincere answers to the above questions. What I do know is that most jury members should not have much sympathy against those that commit this crime.