Man’s Inhumanity To Man Directed At Dying 7 Year-Old Girl

Disputes between neighbors can often be nasty, but this has got to be the nastiest I’ve ever seen:

TRENTON, Mich. – Her family says 7-year-old Kathleen Edward is in the final stages of a degenerative brain disorder diagnosed as Huntington’s Disease – the same disease which killed her mother, Laura, when she was only 24.

Neighbors Jennifer and Scott Petkov, who have been feuding with the family, admitted to posting grim depictions of Laura and Kathleen on Facebook.  One photo depicts Laura in the arms of the grim reaper, while the other features Kathleen’s face above a set of crossbones.

The couple also have a coffin hitched to a pick-up truck in front of the house, which they say is nothing more than a halloween decoration.

And here’s a video report where the Petkov’s admit to cyber-taunting a dying child:

Possibly the worst excuses for human beings I’ve seen in quite some time.

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  1. Mark says:


  2. Pat says:

    Disgusting evil actions

  3. tom p says:


  4. tom p says:

    other than “some people need shootin’ yer honor”….

  5. sookie says:

    Lovey people.

    One can only hope they look back on this one day and see who they were and that they aren’t those people anymore.

  6. Eric says:

    Hey Kathleen,
    I had one of the rarest types of cancer and can tell you that you do not deserve a single thing that your neighbors are doing to you! You are a strong lady who deserves nothing but the kindness of others. Keep strong.