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Kathleen Edward Dying Girl Taunted

Learn Guitar FREE on iPhone & iPad: Kathleen Edward is a seven-year-old Trenton, Michigan, girl who is dying of the degenerative brain disorder Huntington's disease. In October of 2010, reports surfaced saying that Kathleen and her family were reportedly the subjects of cruel taunts and outright cyber bullying by their neighbors, Jennifer and Scott Petkov. The Petkov's admit to posting doctored photos of Kathleen's mother, Laura Edward, with the Grim Reaper on Facebook on September 30, 2010. 24-year-old Laura Edward died of Huntington's disease in 2009. According to My Fox Detroit, Jennifer and Scott Petkov have also admitted to posting a photo of Kathleen Edward's face "above a set of crossbones" on Facebook. Neighbors say the Petkovs also attached a coffin to their pick-up truck and drove past the Edwards' home honking the horn. In an interview with FOX 2 News on October 8, 2010, Jennifer Petkov apologized for her behavior, saying "if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't do it." Scott Petkov also issued an apology, saying "It was an ignorant thing that we did and it was basically in retaliation about things that were said about my house and my wife." Why did the Petkov's choose to taunt a dying girl? According to ''The Detroit News,'' the taunting stemmed form a long-running dispute between the Petkov's and Kathleen Edward's family. The newspaper quotes Kathleen Edward's stepmother, Gabrielle Edward, as saying that the feud between the two families started in 2008. Edward said that when Kathleen Edward's grandmother, Rebecca Rose, had a birthday party, Jennifer Petkov "sent a message asking if her kids could come over to play." Edward says Rose "apparently didn't respond quickly enough" and Petkov became angry. Petkov told FOX 2 News that she taunted the family to get "personal satisfaction" because it upset Rebecca Rose. The newspaper says the years-long dispute has, in the past, involved "verbal jabs and pranks," including a "Facebook site that identifies Jennifer Petkov as the 'Devil of Detroit Street.'" The tension escalated to such an extent that Kathleen Edward's father, Robert Edward, took out protective orders against both Jennifer and Scott Petkov. Robert Edward told The Detroit News that the family is angry about the taunts, but he said that right now "there's more important things to deal with, like our daughter. She's hanging in there. We have hospice at our home every week, and that's a lot to deal with on its own." More News from Courtney Cox David Arquette Split: NFL Week 6 Preview: Tiffany Hartley- Mexico Pirates: Snickers Halloween Commercial: Karen Owen- Mock Thesis: UFOs Over China: Dan Gordon-Levitt Dead: Flight Attendants Safety Dance: Justin Timberlake Jimmy Fallon- History of Rap: Rahm Emanuel:
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