Jenelle Evans chose her husband, David Eason, over the safety of her children, even after he brutally murdered their dog in front of them.
One piece of good news is that Maryssa, Jace, Kaiser, and Ensley are not living on The Land right now.
Another is that they hopefully won't be put back in harm's way -- at least, not right now.
Reports say that Jenelle Evans' custody battle could go on for months. That should at least buy the children some time.
But Jenelle's (former) castmate, Briana DeJesus, thinks that it's wrong to keep the kids relatively safe.
She thinks that they should be sent back to Jenelle's trauma factory of a house.
Why? Because Briana believes that kids should stay with their moms -- no matter what.
Briana is Team Jenelle!
They've been friends for a while. Some friends would express concern about allegations that David has been abusing Jenelle and her children for years.
That's right -- the kids and dogs aren't the only ones at risk
Remember when Jenelle dialed 911 and described David assaulting her but later claimed that it was a misunderstanding? Sure, Jan. But Briana doesn't seem too worried.
Even Briana hasn't heard from her much lately
She's admitted that she hasn't spoken to Jenelle regularly since David Eason's brutal murder of Nugget.
That continued even after CPS came for the kids
The court acted swiftly and in the best interests of the children by removing them from Jenelle and David's house of horrors due to Jenelle's "failure to protect" them.
Briana says she understands the unreturned texts
"I haven’t spoken to Jenelle in a bit," Briana admits to RadarOnline. "Due to the fact that she’s clearly tied up, dealing with a lot right now."
Then Briana throws her support behind Jenelle
"With that being said," Briana announces. "I believe all kids should be with their moms, especially the younger ones."
She thinks being reunited is somehow best for the kids
"Everyone’s situation is different," Briana acknowledges. "But I really hope this all works out, especially for the kid’s sake."
She thinks nobody can judge Jenelle
"While lots of people are judging, they need to take a step back and remember that they’ve never lived her life," Briana points out.
Well, part of that's true
Most of us have led very, very different lives than Jenelle. We're not sure if that means that we have to nearly die of heroin overdoses before we're allowed to judge her, though.
Briana says that there are a lot of unknowns
"They don’t know the exact ins and outs of what she’s dealing with just because of what they think they’ve seen on TV," Briana points out.
Fair enough -- NO ONE knows everything
But how much do you actually have to know about David Eason to know that you wouldn't trust him around a houseplant, let alone human children?
Unfortunately, Briana's not alone in her views
US laws tend to strongly favor reuniting children with their parents. Sometimes, a parent has been rehabilitated. Other times, it leads to a lifetime of PTSD and misery brought on by years of childhood trauma. And of course, not every child gets to grow up to adulthood.
Of course Briana would say that, though
She's against separating kids from their moms because SHE is a mom.
Because they are friends, she is believing whatever excuses Jenelle is telling her -- even though we all remember that Jenelle was the one who initially took the kids and fled and then publicly mourned Nugget on Instagram.
Here's another theory
Maybe Briana is just saying the "right" things so that she can stay in contact with Jenelle. If she publicly calls out David right at this moment, there's a fear that David won't allow Jenelle to contact her at all. Maybe she wants to be there if Jenelle cries out for help.
But let's concentrate on the positive
This custody battle could go on for months, and David's criminal history and the multitude of accusations against him -- all long before Nugget's horrific death -- will hopefully enough to sway any sane family court judge.
There's a simple solution
If Jenelle cut off contact with David, she could probably get her kids back. But either she won't do that, or is afraid to do that. Remember, the sheriff of Columbus County referred to him as "the most dangerous man in three counties." Jenelle can get away, but she may not believe that she can.