by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Local media in Alabama are reporting that Brandy Murrah, owner of A&J Lab Collections in Ozark, Alabama, has turned herself in to local police over charges that she falsified paternity tests and drug test screenings in child custody cases.
Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams has stated that Murrah’s actions may have resulted in a potential “tidal wave” of DHR cases where children were removed from their parents based on false evidence from her lab.
Dale County District Attorney Kirke Adams said Monday that if the allegations against Murrah are true, it could mean that parents were denied custody based on falsified drug screen results.
“We’re messing around people’s lives and their children,’’ Adams said. “It just seems beyond irresponsible to the point of being callous about the consequences.”
“I anticipate the tidal wave is just building as far as ramifications,’’ Adams said.
The district attorney said the job of his office is to prosecute each incident of false testing if and when they are found.
“We anticipate a lot,’’ he said. (Source.)
“We have no idea at this time how many people did not get their children back because of Ms. Murrah’s alleged fraudulent reports,” Adams said.
“I am furious and offended by these alleged crimes. I don’t understand how someone could be so callous and evil, to have no regard for the consequences of their actions. In my opinion, all cases affected by Murrah’s alleged actions must be redone in order to be fair.” (Source.)
Murrah allegedly has a prior criminal record….Read More