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Syesha Mercado and her partner have retained civil rights lawyer Ben Crump to represent them in a custody battle in Florida.

The American Idol contestant and her partner, Tyron Deneer, lost custody of their newborn during a roadside encounter with Florida deputies on Wednesday, August 11.

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According to DailyMail.com, the couple was riding in a car with Deener's three children, ages 8, 7 and 5, from a previous relationship when the car was surrounded by sheriff's deputies.

The officers gave the couple a court order to hand over their then-10-day-old daughter, Asset Sba, for a checkup at a hospital.

The deputies said they were ordered by family court to take the newborn, TMZ reported.

In video footage, a tearful Mercado is seen slowly walking her newborn daughter over to DCF officials, pleading with them not to take her.

Mercado and Deneer's 15-month-old son, Amen'Ra, was taken away from the couple in March amid reports that the boy was severely malnourished.

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Both children remain in "medical foster care" with an "estranged relative."

"We don't want to say where for their safety, but they are not with their parents. And not with the person they would choose," said Crump's co-counsel Louis Baptiste.

Mercado, 34, explained her anguish in a video press conference on Tuesday.

"I went somewhere to get assistance. My baby was supposed to come home with me. We should have nor been criminalize for getting assistance for something."

Deneer added:

"If this can happen to us, it can happen to you. We have no criminal background. We have no history with DCF. We have done nothing wrong."

Mercado said she and Deneer are "just missing out on so many precious moments" with their young children.

"I am a first-time mom and I've been deprived of holding my babies, and feeding my babies. I didn't get to see Ra say, 'Mama' for the first time. I didn't get to see my babies meet for the first time. I didn't get to see that and I can't go back and redo that moment, I will never be able to go back and redo that moment.

"If you are a parent, if you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, just know that we have agencies in place that have the ability to remove children without you breaking the law or abusing your niece, nephew, son."

Crump criticized the Manatee County Sheriff's Office for "dehumanizing" Mercado and Deneer.

The couple created a GoFundMe account that raised more than $420,000 of a $200,000 goal.
 

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Child protective services reportedly conducted a welfare check on Summer Walker's defenseless 4-month-old baby daughter, after her ex-boyfriend, London On Da Track, allegedly called them.

The music producer reportedly questioned Summer's childcare skills after the 25-year-old singer shared IG photos that showed her changing the baby girl's diaper in the blazing sun. Other photos showed her feeding the infant a smoothie containing raw honey, hemp seeds, and mushroom powder.

The photos of the severely undernourished baby alarmed her followers who tagged London in the comments section.

"Chile I'm praying for summer walker and her baby bc WTF is this sh-t?????" wrote one concerned IG user.

Another user wrote: "Someone needs to take that baby away from Summer Walker. She is literally starving that child and feeding it things that it cannot consume at their age... the baby’s legs are so skinny."

And a third wrote: "can someone tell summer walker to fed her kid properly!! a baby should not be skinny what is going on."

London, 30, who is best known for his collaborations with Young Thug, reportedly called CPS to check on his child.

Summer fired back on Instagram by challenging his manhood after he implied that she was ungrateful and that he was the source of her success.

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An elderly Alabama woman with Alzheimer's Disease lived with her dead husband's body for about a month, NBC News reports.

According to the county coroner, Jessie Claude Kirby, 75, of Decatur died of natural causes.

Police made the macabre discovery during a welfare check after family members of Kirby and his wife, Doris, 78, notified police that they had not heard from the couple in months.

2 dead dogs in the home appeared to have starved.

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