Monday, June 18, 2012
After gaining national attention over the last two years including becoming the focus of an episode of Dr. Phil, a feud on Detroit Street in Trenton involving the grandmother of a recently deceased young girl and Jennifer Petkov has resurfaced.
After several months of quiet, the feud on Detroit Street has started up once again. Rebecca Rose, whose granddaughter became known across the country after being taunted on Facebook in 2010, was charged with disorderly conduct June 6. Kathleen Edward, Rose's granddaughter, died Jan. 11 after a long battle with Huntington's disease. Rose is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct after Jennifer Petkov complained to Trenton Police that Rose made a disparaging remark toward her on the afternoon of May 9. A pretrial is scheduled for Rose on July 5 and a jury trial is set for Aug. 17 at the 33rd District Court in Woodhaven. The feud has resurfaced several times since Detroit Street first became national news after Rose's neighbor, Jennifer…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A Wyandotte judge dismissed an alleged stalking charge against Jennifer Petkov on Thursday.
An alleged stalking charge against Jennifer Petkov was dismissed Thursday at 27th District Court in Wyandotte. Judge Randy Kalmbach dismissed the charge after the prosecution was unable to prove postings on the popular social media website Facebook came from Petkov. The charge was filed in 2011 and alleged Petkov was stalking her ex-husband's girlfriend on Facebook and YouTube. The girlfriend accused Petkov of posting negative comments on her own Facebook page concerning her, sent her negative messages under the user name "MissMarie HatersCallme," and uploaded, onto the web, videos talking about her between March and June of 2011, according to a motion provided by Petkov's attorney Scott Weinberg. The girlfriend also told the Wyandotte …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
A hearing regarding alleged personal protection order violations against the Petkovs was dismissed Thursday.
A judge Thursday dismissed a hearing for Jennifer and Scott Petkov for allegedly violating personal protection orders at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center in Detroit. Judge Lita Masini Popke dismissed all four personal protection orders filed by family of Kathleen Edward, a recently deceased 9-year-old girl whom Jennifer admittedly posted doctored photos of on Facebook in 2010. Kathleen died as a result of Huntington’s disease Jan. 11, 2012. As part of an agreement made prior to the dismissal, Jennifer, 34, agreed to continue seeing a court ordered counselor and a psychological evaluation. She and her husband Scott, 33, also agreed to donate $500 each to a Huntington’s disease organization. “I think that this is an appropriate …
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Wyandotte family of deceased Kathleen Edward and Jennifer and Scott Petkov were on the Dr. Phil show Monday.
On Monday's episode of Dr. Phil titled "Unforgivable Acts," the feud on Detroit Street took the national stage, just over two weeks after Kathleen Edward died as a result of Huntington's disease. Kathleen's father, Robert Edward, and stepmother, Gabby Edward, both of Wyandotte, and family friend Michelle sat down with Dr. Phil in his studio in Los Angeles before a studio audience. Jennifer and Scott Petkov and Kathleen's grandmother, Rebecca Rose, joined the family in the studio live via satellite. Rose and the couple Dr. Phil said had been called "the cruelest couple in the world" were not together during the taping of the show. Kathleen's family was on the show to tell their story and speak with Jennifer and Scott directly. Jennifer …
Monday, January 23, 2012
A hearing regarding personal protection order violations was adjourned for the second time Monday for Jennifer and Scott Petkov.
The saga from Detroit Street that became nationally known in 2010 continued to play out Monday as a judge adjourned a hearing regarding alleged personal protection order violations against Jennifer and Scott Petkov. The case was adjourned until Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in room 907 of the Coleman Young Municipal Center. The Petkovs each had two personal protection orders against them. The orders have since expired, and the hearing is set to see if the Petkovs violated the orders while they were still active. The saga of the Petkovs and the Edward family gained national attention after Jennifer Petkov admittedly posted doctored photos on Facebook depicting then terminally ill 7-year-old Kathleen Edward and her deceased mother being embraced by the …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Grandmother thanks "everyone for their love and their support” after 9-year-old girl dies from complications of Huntington's disease.
A little girl whose story touched more people in two years than others have in a lifetime, Kathleen Kelly Jade Edward, died in Wyandotte due to complications of Huntington’s disease Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. She was 9 years old. Kathleen’s battle with Huntington’s disease inspired thousands of people who showered her with gifts, good wishes, vacations and prayers. Kathleen spent most of her life fighting the disease, making it difficult for her to be involved in sports. Instead, she enjoyed reading and listening to her iPod. “A friend bought her an iPod and she loved it,” Kathleen’s grandmother Rebecca Rose said. “She would just play songs for hours.” Born on Nov. 5, 2002 in Wyandotte, MI, Kathleen also liked riding her bike, when her …
Trenton Patch Facebook users offer thoughts, condolences and prayers for Kathleen Edward, 9, who died as a result of Huntington's disease late Wednesday night. Kathleen made national headlines after being taunted on Facebook by neighbor Jennifer Petkov.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012
People offered their thoughts, condolences and prayers for Kathleen Edward—a 9-year-old girl who died as a result of Huntington's disease Wednesday—on the Trenton Patch Facebook page. Kathleen made national news after she was taunted on Facebook by her neighbor Jennifer Petkov.
Kathleen Edward, the girl who made news all over the world after she was taunted on Facebook about two years ago, died late Wednesday night.
After a long battle with Huntington's disease, Kathleen Edward, the 9-year-old girl who was taunted on Facebook in 2010, died at about 10 p.m. Wednesday night, according to Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack. Kathleen was at her father's house in Wyandotte when she died. Kathleen was the center of a feud with neighbors, Jennifer and Scott Petkov on Detroit Street, that eventually led to Jennifer Petkov admittingly doctoring photos to depict Edward and her late mother in a skull and cross bones and embraced by the grim reaper. Laura Edward, Kathleen's mother, died as a result of Huntington's disease in 2009. Kathleen's grandmother, Rebecca Rose, said she had mixed emotions about Kathleen's death. "A part of me is angry as hell because I shouldn't …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Edward family accuses neighbors of harassing them on Facebook again and shouting at 8-year-old girl with a terminal illness.
After nearly three hours, a judge adjourned a hearing on an alleged personal protection order violation against Jennifer and Scott Petkov on Tuesday afternoon. Judge Lita Masini Popke adjourned the hearing after listening to Robert Edward, 27, and Rebecca Rose, 45, describe several disturbing comments directed toward them and their family on Facebook. Jennifer Petkov, 34, became well known around the world in October 2010 when she admittedly posted doctored pictures of neighbors Kathleen Edward and her deceased mother, Laura Edward, inside a skull and cross bones and being cradled by the Grim Reaper. The two apologized to the community at large in July on Trenton Patch for the incident that took place in October 2010. Jennifer and Scott …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Trenton Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Jennifer Petkov, 34, entered the Trenton Police Department at about 9 p.m. Oct. 20 to complain that "unknown persons had opened accounts on the social networking website Facebook in her name," according to a police report. Petkov made national headlines after taunting a terminally ill 7-year-old girl on Facebook. Police said Petkov printed out Facebook pages showing at least six different accounts listed under the name Jennifer Petkov and one listed under her maiden name Jennifer Burnett. Each account had a picture of Petkov as the profile photo. Petkov said she does not have a Facebook account and she found out about the allegedly fraudulent accounts through her sister. She wanted the incident documented because she was worried that …