Mindy McCready Committed, Children Removed From Care
Mindy McCready, 37, has been committed to a treatment facility for mental health and substance abuse evaluations.
A judge ruled Thursday that McCready be sent to a facility for up to 21 days. McCready’s two children were also removed from her care. Her father, Tim, filed a petition to have her committed in the wake of her boyfriend’s death from a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound on Jan. 13. "Since boyfriend [David Wilson] shot himself she has been in bed for 3 wks," wrote the elder McCready. "Sleeps all day. Drinks all night and is taking Rx drugs. Not bathing or even helping take care of her 2 children,” her father writes in a petition obtained by E! News.
The judge agreed and added that "there is cause to find there is clear and convincing evidence that respondent is in imminent danger of harm to herself or others, suicidal or gravely disabled." Tim McCready’s decision to have his daughter committed comes a week after his former son-in-law, Billy McKnight, requested full custody of 6-year-old Zander, his son with Mindy.
McKnight has filed motions requesting a criminal-records check on his ex and anyone she has caring for their son; that she be required to submit to testing for drugs and alcohol ; and that she undergo a psychological evaluation and present their son for evaluation as well. In addition, McKnight wants a social worker to observe McCready’s relationship with Zander, and if he regains full custody of Zander, he wants McCready to pay child support.
"McCready's fiancé recently, tragically and allegedly committed suicide upon the premises where McCready and Z.M resided," McKnight’s attorney William Z. White states in the filing. "Based upon McKnight's knowledge of McCready's previous emotional and psychological health, McKnight has grave concerns for the welfare and safety of Z.M. while in McCready's sole and unsupervised care so soon after the death of her fiancé."