The Pittsburgh Tribune reports:
The judge presiding over the custody case of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sean Parnell on Monday awarded primary custody of his three children to his estranged wife. Laurie Snell and Parnell separated in 2018.
They have three children, ages 12, 11 and 8. During her testimony on the first day of the Butler County custody trial on Nov. 1, Snell alleged that Parnell had physically abused both her and her children. During his testimony the next week, Parnell denied he’d ever struck anyone in his family.
Snell alleged during her testimony that Parnell would exhibit fits of rage, pin her down and scream at her, and he struck one of their children in the back. She also accused Parnell of once punching a door that then struck one of their children in the face.
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