by Allie Gross
The oldest boy told the judge during the hearing that he apologized for "whatever I did to you."
"But I do not apologize for — for not talking to him because I have a reason for that and that's because he's violent and he — I saw him hit my mom and I'm not gonna talk to him," the boy said, later telling the judge, "I didn't do anything wrong."
"No, you did," Gorcyca replied. "You — I ordered you to talk to your father. You chose not to talk to your father. You defied a direct court order. It's direct contempt, so I am finding you guilty of civil contempt."
"I'll go with my brother then," the 10-year-old told the judge.Before the kids were handcuffed and sent off to the juvenile detention center — and their mother was explicitly told she could not visit them — the judge continued to weigh in on the situation.
Speaking about the children to their mother, Dr. Maya Eibschitz-Tsimhoni, Gorcyca was vehement.
"Your children — you need to do a research program on Charlie Manson and the cult that he has. Your behavior in the hall with me months ago, your behavior in this courtroom ... is unlike anything I've ever seen in 46,000 cases," said Gorcyca, who has a young son and is known for her normally pleasant demeanor in court.
"Your dad is a good man. And wipe that smirk off your face," Gorcyca said to the 10-year-old, as both he and his sister defied the judge's order to have lunch with their dad.Anyway after a stint in juvie the judge sent them to summer camp, and then a multi-day reconciliation treatment program with Omer, their father. That ended, in August, with them moving in with their dad. It's unclear how that's going, however, their mother has filed a motion to have Gorcyca removed from the case saying she is unfairly biased to her ex-husband.