‘American Idol’ alum Syesha Mercado is reunited with her daughter as she continues the fight for her son


HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 10:  Recording Artist Syesha Mercado attends the GEANCO Foundtaion's

HOLLYWOOD, CA – JULY 10: Recording Artist Syesha Mercado attends the GEANCO Foundtaion’s “Influence Africa” fundraiser occasion at Cafe Entourage on July 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photograph by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Syesha Mercado was simply reunited along with her daughter — however her custody battle isn’t over.

Earlier this month, the American Idol alum to Baby Protecting Companies. The CPS intervention stemmed from accusations that Mercado and her companion Tyron Deener had been neglecting their now 13-month-old son Amen’Ra, who was taken by CPS in February. The welfare examine by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Division in Florida — a video of which was — led to the elimination of Ast after they realized that Amen’Ra was beforehand faraway from their residence.

In accordance with the activism group , which is supporting the household’s case, Mercado took her son to the hospital after Amen’Ra was struggling to eat strong meals, nonetheless, he was then positioned within the care of CPS after they alleged she didn’t attempt to get medical intervention earlier. The singer’s lawyer, Derrick McBurrows, denied the allegations at a press convention, and mentioned that Mercado first took her son to a distinct hospital when he initially skilled “lactation points.”

“This can be a first-time mom who was searching for assist,” McBurrows careworn, “but she was criminalized.”

The youngsters, based on the couple’s second lawyer Louis Baptiste, had been with an “estranged relative.”

Now, Ast is again residence along with her mother and father. Deener introduced the information that their daughter was now again of their care on , sharing a video of the toddler sleeping within the automotive. He thanked those that supported the couple’s quest for “justice.”

“We nonetheless have work to do to get Ra again,” Deener mentioned within the video. “However due to your assist we’ve been capable of get one of the best attorneys within the nation.”

Deener added that whereas the household remains to be combating for his or her son to be returned residence, their story isn’t the one one in all injustice dedicated by CPS.

“The work don’t cease,” the daddy continued. “We now have to get Ra again and we acquired to get the opposite infants again residence.”


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