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American couple who called their son Adolf Hitler have their fourth child taken into care

Independent.ie reporters

Published 21/11/2011 | 12:44

Heath Campbell holds his daughter, 1-year-old JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell
Heath Campbell holds his daughter, 1-year-old JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell
Heath and Deborah Campbell with their son Adolf Hitler Campbell
Adolf Hitler Campbell

A NEW Jersey couple, who gave their children Nazi names, have had their fourth child taken into custody shortly after his birth.

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Heath and Deborah Campbell came to the attention of the authorities in 2009 when a supermarket refused an order for a birthday cake for their three year old son with the ‘Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler’ iced message.

The supermarket offered to leave room for the couple to put the inscription on it themselves.

“Shoprite can’t even make a cake for a child’s birthday,” Deborah said at the time. “That is really sad.”

Adolf Hitler Campbell was taken into care shortly after, along with his sisters Joycelynn Aryan National and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie.

Deborah gave birth last Thursday to Hons in a New Jersey Medical Centre.

The doctor who delivered the baby called the services shortly after and officers from the Division of Youth and Family Services arrived within hours of the birth with police officers and security guards and took the baby into care.

The Campbells did not know their baby was being taken, according to sources. Deborah Campbell had no contact with her baby when he was born, the couple have said.

"There's no legal binding court order” Heath Campbell said in a statement. "It's basically a kidnapping, but they use different terms."

A court had previously ordered for the elder siblings to be taken into care after Campbell’s ex wife alleged he had used violence against her and a neighbour of the couple’s testified that the children had been abused.



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