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Dec 28, 2017

David Cannon Wins Custody of Faye Lin’s Sisters

David Cannon

The three surviving sisters of thirteen-year-old Faye Lin Cannon went home to the U.S. for Christmas last week, now in the custody of their adoptive father, David Cannon. On December twentieth, according to the San Pedro Sun, Cannon won the high profile custody battle against the children’s adoptive mother Anke Doehm. The Family Court decided to release the three girls from the protective custody of the Human Services Department. The children had been living with their adoptive mother Anke Doehm and her husband David Doehm on Ambergris Caye. Both were arrested after they became the prime suspects in Faye’s death, following a post-mortem examination revealing that the little girl was apparently murdered and physically and sexually abused. Speaking to the Sun, Cannon said that overwhelming evidence in Anke Doehm’s social inquiry report found that she did not meet the requirement for a proper living facility for the children to remain in her care, whereas in his case it did. Anke continues to face a criminal case in relation to Faye’s death. She still must respond to the charge of ‘Cruelty to a Child’ and is expected to return to court in February 2018. She was jointly charged with the offense with her late husband David Doehm on July twelfth and remanded to the Belize Central Prison before being released on bail a week later. The couple then relocated to Belize City and all their court hearings were changed to the City’s jurisdiction for their safety as the investigation on the case continued. On October fifth, David was found dead in a hotel room in Belize City and police ruled his death as a suicide. Cannon expressed his thanks to everyone in San Pedro for supporting him and his daughters and Family Law Attorney, Robertha Magnus-Usher for her professional services throughout the case.

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