Aramazd Andressian Jr., known as Piqui, was smothered to death by his father after a trip to Disneyland in 2017. Now, five years later, his mother is now making sure the state protects children caught in a similar situation.
“The fact is victims and their children may be in greater danger during separation,” said California State Senator, Susan Rubio.
In the U.S., 851 children have been murdered by a divorcing or separating parent since 2008, according to the Center for Judicial Excellence, which is backing the bill.
Rubio introduced Piqui’s Law, SB 616, which would require judges and others involved in family law matters to participate in regular training on domestic violence and child abuse in its many forms.
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