Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton - Fox 2 News Headlines

Parents: Dying Girl, 7, Taunted by Neighbors in Trenton

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Her family says 7-year-old Kathleen Edward is in the final stages of a degenerative brain disorder diagnosed as Huntington's Disease - the same disease which killed her mother, Laura Edward, when she was only 24.

Neighbors Jennifer and Scott Petkov, who have been feuding with the family, admitted to posting grim depictions of Laura and Kathleen on Facebook.  One photo depicts Laura in the arms of the grim reaper, while the other features Kathleen's face as part of  a "skull and crossbone."

The couple hitched a coffin to a pick-up truck in front of the house,  which they say is nothing more than a halloween decoration.

  • Click on the video player hear Jennifer Petkov admit to posting the Facebook photos and her motivation for doing it.  Watch the full orignal story from FOX 2's Ron Savage.
  • New 10/7/2011: Kathleen Edward, 1-Year Later and the Latest on Petkov, click here>>
  • New 11/16: Petkov in Court for Alleged Assualt, click here
  • New 10/24: Thousands Attend rally for Kathleen, click here
  • New 10/21: Jennifer Petkov's Kids Ordered to Live With Father, click here
  • New 10/15: Jennifer Petkov is Arrested, click here
  • New 10/14: Kathleen Treated to Shopping Spree, click here
  • New 10/13: A new apology from Scott Petkov, click here
  • New 10/12: Kathleen Edward's Family Speaks Out, Interview with Monica Gayle, click here
  • New 10/11: Turning Negative into Positive, Shopping Spree for Kathleen, click here
  • New 10/8: Jennifer Petkov apologizes, click here
  • New 10/7:  An apology made by Scott Petkov, click here

The big question: why would someone do this? Jennifer Petkov says "because it burns Rebecca Rose's ass raw."  Police tell Ron Savage they have been called to this street before, dealing with long-standing "family-feud" issues. 

A member of Kathleen's family says the bad blood started about two-years ago after the two families had a falling out over a birthday party at the Rose house.  At the party, kids were using a "bounce-house" and playing games in the front yard.  The source says that Jennifer Petkov texted someone in the Rose family, asking if her kids could come to the event.  A response to the text did not come quickly enough and it angered Jennifer.  According to the Rose family, she's been harassing them ever since. 

A rally for Kathleen Edward has been planned for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Park in Trenton. Search the terms "We Love You Kathleen" on Facebook or   CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION.

The invitation reads: "She has been tormented by sadistic neighbors. Please come and join us in showing Kathleen there are good people that care."

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