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.


Police responded to the public feud Thursday, but no arrests were made.

The big question: why would someone do this? Police tell Ron Savage they have been called to this street before, dealing with long-standing "family-feud" issues.

A member of Kathleen's family says the bad blood started about two-years ago after the two families had a falling out over a birthday party at the Rose house. At the party kids were using a "bounce-house" and playing games in the front yard. The source says that Jennifer Petkov texted someone in the Rose family, asking if her kids could come to the event. A response to the text did not come quickly enough and it angered Jennifer. According to the Rose family, she's been harassing them ever since.

Today Fox 2's Amy Lange is working to get more answers on why this happened and what will happen next. See her live report on Fox 2 News at 5:00 . Her video report will be added to this story immediately following.

A rally for Kathleen Edward has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Haas Park in Trenton.

The invitation reads: "She has been tormented by sadistic neighbors. Please come and join us in showing Kathleen there are good people that care."

posted by bleedmegood 4 years 1 month 2 weeks ago • 6,798 views
Skeeve says...

I have family members with Huntingtons Disease and it's awful. In many places one actually has to undergo a psychological evaluation before they will even do the tests to see whether one has it or not, presumably to ensure the person is not likely to kill his/her self the second they know they have it.

My heart goes out to this poor girl, to be already burdened with something so horrible and then to be hurt by people who obviously have no heart, it's so sad.

Skeeve says...

If you are moved by the story, the good old internet love machine has produced a few ways to help Kathleen out.

http://www.firstgiving.com/kathleenscrusaders - All proceeds will go to the Huntingtons Disease Society of America.

https://treetowntoys.com/ - A kind soul who lives near Kathleen who owns a toy store is raising money to give her a child's dream: a toy store shopping spree. 10% of all donations will also go to her family as cash for help with life in general.

bleedmegood says...

This is a picture of Kathleen and her mom, taken weeks before her mothers passing. You have my axe....
>> ^Skeeve:

If you are moved by the story, the good old internet love machine has produced a few ways to help Kathleen out.
http://www.firstgiving.com/kathleenscrusaders - All proceeds will go to the Huntingtons Disease Society of America.
https://treetowntoys.com/ - A kind soul who lives near Kathleen who owns a toy store is raising money to give her a child's dream: a toy store shopping spree. 10% of all donations will also go to her family as cash for help with life in general.

ToastyBuffoon says...

Makes my stomach turn. I don't care what started the bad blood, that sick bitch needs to leave that poor little girl out of it. I don't condone violence especially when it comes to women, but I'll be damned if she doesn't deserve a sock in the face.

Yogi says...

I like the idea of 4Chan being this generations guard dog. We don't necessarily like them...they're like a beast that cannot be controlled. However sometimes we can point them towards something and unleash them...it has a very Caesaresque quality to it. We go about being polite and sweet and dealing with our problems...then a special form of evil pops up in our society, not something that can be dealt with really through official channels. So we go "All bets off...sick um" and 4chan takes over and does god knows what. It's kinda like karmic backlash or something...if we were in a small community just imagine how F'n fast we wouldn't be buying this families turnips at market anymore.

NordlichReiter says...

>> ^Skeeve:

If you are moved by the story, the good old internet love machine has produced a few ways to help Kathleen out.
http://www.firstgiving.com/kathleenscrusaders - All proceeds will go to the Huntingtons Disease Society of America.
https://treetowntoys.com/ - A kind soul who lives near Kathleen who owns a toy store is raising money to give her a child's dream: a toy store shopping spree. 10% of all donations will also go to her family as cash for help with life in general.


The people over at Reddit are on the case.

I've also heard something about... rules 1 and 2.

Payback says...

I'm trying to remember the name of that syndrome where a person has no concept of empathy and act in a completely self-focused way without regard for anyone else's feelings or society's standards...


...oh yeah, that's it, she's a Tea Party Republican.

siftbot says...

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Xax says...

Tie them to their truck and drag them down their street until there's nothing left. I'll totally turn a blind eye to it and no one will be charged. This I declare as king.

Boise_Lib says...

>> ^Payback:

I'm trying to remember the name of that syndrome where a person has no concept of empathy and act in a completely self-focused way without regard for anyone else's feelings or society's standards...

...oh yeah, that's it, she's a Tea Party Republican.


Upvoted--back to zero. What's with the downvotes for the truth?

Payback says...

>> ^Boise_Lib:
>> ^Payback:
I'm trying to remember the name of that syndrome where a person has no concept of empathy and act in a completely self-focused way without regard for anyone else's feelings or society's standards...
...oh yeah, that's it, she's a Tea Party Republican.

Upvoted--back to zero. What's with the downvotes for the truth?


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Xaielao says...

Lol what a bitch. The guy had a look on his face like 'help me!' I cant imagine living with someone like that, I'm sure she runs his life in every single way and makes it hell.

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