Audio Launched After Dad Murders Boy Amid Custody Dispute, Mom Warned Police About Hazard – Crime On-line
An Alabama mother questions the way police handled her son’s case after an officer reportedly refused to check on her boy, who was later found dead in his father’s house.
As previously reported by CrimeOnline, Madison County police found 10-year-old Tate Buening and his father Brian Buening dead at Buening’s home in Harvest on August 6. A month earlier, Tate’s mother, Kayla White, filed an emergency protection warrant against Buening in Madison County Circuit Court, citing extreme fears for the safety of her son, who was due for a court-ordered visit to Buening.
The judge scheduled the hearing a month later, on August 9th.
“The hearing was set a month later. ONE MONTH, ”White wrote on Facebook. “An emergency hearing shouldn’t take that long. In the meantime, I had to stick to the papers and send him back. I shouldn’t have done that. “
Tate was sent to visit his father regularly while White waited for the hearing, fearing that Buening would find out about it while Tate was in his care.
“I was meticulous about keeping it a secret and playing nice until it could be served last Friday after I picked up Tate. But somehow he found out when he had my baby, ”wrote White.
The court sent Buening a warning to appear two days before the murder-suicide.
On the day she found her deceased son, Kayla White contacted the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for a social check on him. White was waiting for help outside of Buening’s house, but when the answering officer arrived he didn’t knock on the door, forcing her to go in, where she found Tate and his father dead in an apparent homicide-suicide.
Below is the audio that White recorded the day she contacted authorities about a social screening.
The case is now being closed after Buening “carried out his threats and killed himself and the underage child.” However, White is fighting for justice.
Will League, a lawyer representing White, told the outlet that the MP put White in an unsafe position by allowing her to knock on the door of her ex, who allegedly threatened to kill her a few days earlier .
Tate Buening / Facebook
“To be fair, the officer didn’t know her life was threatened, but by blowing the mother up, she is putting herself in danger by knocking on the door of someone who had died just a few days earlier has threatened. ” League said.
“They roll into domestic scenes every day. Some of the most dangerous calls they make and if they could be provided with more information when they get there and whether the system could be tweaked to give them access to jobs or documents already in the system. What would help officials make life and death decisions if they were to face such situations? “
The White family are now planning to file a lawsuit against the shooter’s estate.
“I don’t know how to go about it. But if I ever get through this pain enough, money will be invested in fighting this fucking court system to create better laws to protect our babies from monsters, ”White wrote on Facebook earlier this month.
“I’m fighting for better gun laws. (Someone with two suicide attempts and a violent history should not be allowed to buy weapons). The police offer to be more diligent and compassionate when someone is in need. And what else I can do to prevent others from ever feeling this pain. “
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[Feature Photo: Tate Buening/Facebook]