A US court has ruled that a couple who gave their children German Nazi names should not be allowed custody.
Little Adolf Hitler Campbell and his younger sisters JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell were removed from their home late last year amid allegations of abuse. They have been in foster care since January 2009.
Their parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell, have spoken out against the court's ruling, breaking a gagging order to speak to Fox News. In an interview, they said they believed they had the right to name their children whatever they liked, and claimed they were not racist. Heath, who has a swastika tatooed on his left wrist, claimed his children were 'beautiful' and 'would not grow up to hate people'.
The children were taken into care shortly after the couple first attracted attention when a supermarket refused to make a birthday cake with the name Adolf Hitler written on it.
Social workers from New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services were concerned about a family with so many Nazi and generally racist names.
According to CBS News, the three-judge panel ruled the Campbells have more problems than a fascism fetish. Heath, 37, has never had a job because of medical and psychological problems. His wife, Deborah, 27, also has a history of mental illness and dropped out of high school in the 10th grade.
The court ruled social workers 'proved the need for protective services for these children within the meaning of abuse or neglect'.
There were reports of domestic abuse and the children were also allegedly strapped and confined for unusual amounts of time inside the house in child booster seats.
The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports investigators found the couple's bedroom window was nailed shut and Heath Campbell controlled the couple's car and only active cell phone.
According the newspaper, judges also considered a typo-riddled note Deborah Campbell had given to neighbours
'If anything may happened to me please do an altops on me b/c My husband has done something to me,' the letter reads. 'Hes thrend to have me killed or kill me himself hes alread tried it a few times. Im afread that he might hurt my children if they are keeped in his care. He teaches my son how to kill someone at the age of 3.'
The full details of the case have not been released because of confidentiality laws.
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