What kind of father is appointed minor’s counsel William Spiller, Jr?
To be very careful not to defame the man, the following excerpts are taken directly from court documents, with just a few questions to start a dialogue.
In 2002 William Spiller, Jr. was granted guardianship of his grandson M.V. Anderson who was 16 years old at the time. M.V. was born to Shawn Anderson who Spiller fathered out of wedlock with Aleta Taylor.
In his petition for custody Spiller said “the child was born out of wedlock as a result of an affair that his father had with his mother, although they later married and divorced.”
What was the relevancy of that statement? Wasn’t William Spiller, Jr’s son Shawn also born out of wedlock, and not to anyone Spiller ever married?
Spiller said “the paternal grandmother and the father of the minor child force the minor to care for other children (toddlers, nephews, etcetera, while they spend the majority of their time attending to ‘church business.’ When counseling was suggested by Dr. Bogue, the minor child was taken to ‘church’ and read Bible passages by the’ pastor’ who blamed the minor and ‘the devil’ for the minor’s situation.” (The typos were Spiller’s, copied without changing a tittle.) (The word “tittle” can be found in Matthew 5:18, for those of you who read the Bible.)
Is Spiller implying that people who take their children to “church” where the “pastor” reads Bible passages are not fit parents? (Well, I’m finally understanding why the court took my children away from me; I am one of those crazy people who read the Bible and even …pray…oh horror!)
Shawn Anderson made the following objection: “Appointment of a guardian for MVA is unnecessary because the only person named in this case that has shown himself to be unfit, or has knowingly and willfully abandoned his child or that he, having the ability to do so, has failed to support his child, is the petitioner, William Spiller Jr. to his son, the objector of this petition, Shawn Anderson.”
Spiller was granted his petition.
Did the Judge know that Spiller had not only sired a child out of wedlock with Aleta Taylor, but also had a child out of wedlock with Darrynel Lewis, and a child during a marriage that ended in divorce from Donna Dupuy? Was the judge aware that the County of Los Angeles had won two judgments against William Spiller for child support?
In 1995,a D.P.P.S. representative swore that Darrynel Lewis “received public assistance from D.P.S.S. on behalf of herself and the following child: Ilver Spiller”.
Does allowing his child to live on welfare make Spiller a “dead-beat dad”?
Did the Judge realize that Spiller’s daughter who lived with him, Sydney Nicole Spiller had a relationship with a man she characterized as violent? (In 2003 Sydney Spiller applied for a restraining order against her boyfriend Deryl Brown AKA Bambino Brown.) Women make mistakes, but why would the judge move a child from his father’s home to a house that sounds somewhat dysfunctional?
For some reason, the judge granted Spiller’s petition for guardianship of his grandson. So, I think, in the spirit of Los Angeles Superior Court, Spiller should be LL’s First Annual Family Law Father of the Year.