David Cannon, the adoptive father of Faye Lin Cannon and her three sisters, received the best Christmas present on Wednesday, December 20th, after the family court in Belize City granted him complete custody of his three daughters Zoe, Mia and Siri. Cannon had been battling to gain custody of his three daughters since July of this year when they were put under the care of Belize Human Services Department after their sister, 13-year-old Faye Lin was found dead in her bedroom on July 3rd. Prior to the incident, the children were living with their adoptive mother Anke Doehm and her husband David Dohem on Ambergris Caye. Both were arrested after they became the prime suspects of Faye’s death following a post-mortem examination revealing that the little girl was murdered and sexually abused.
Cannon, who resides in the United States of America, dropped everything he was doing and traveled to Belize as soon as he heard of the tragedy. Since July he has been temporarily living in Belize following the case which was officially open at the Family Court on October 5th. “I am very happy with the ruling,” Cannon told The San Pedro Sun. “I think the judge, based on overwhelming evidence made the decision that is in the best interest of my daughters and that I should be awarded legal custody and they should live with me in the U.S,” Cannon added that they will be back home in the U.S in time for Christmas.
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