Former ‘Teen Mom’ Star Jenelle Evans Loses Custody Of Kids After Husband Kills Dog

Jenelle Evans' husband, David Eason, seemed to admit to shooting and killing his wife’s dog on social media, but later deleted the disturbing post.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
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Former reality TV star Jenelle Evans of “Teen Mom 2” fame has reportedly lost custody of two of her children after her husband, David Eason, allegedly shot and killed her dog.

Eason seemed to admit to and defend the disturbing incident on social media earlier this month, writing that Evans’ French bulldog, Nugget, had been known to bite their 2-year-old daughter “aggressively” and alluding to “protecting [his] family.” Evans then confirmed the dog’s death in an Instagram post mourning her lost pet, as well as in another statement confirming that Eason took the animal into the woods near their home and shot it.

The dog’s alleged killing has prompted a police investigation and now, reportedly, the removal of Evans’ children from the home. Child Protective Services has removed Evans’ two sons — Jace, 9, and Kaiser, 4 — from Evans’ care, with Jace living with Evans’ mother, who already has primary custody of the child, and Kaiser living with his biological father, Nathan Griffith, and Griffith’s mother, Yahoo reports. Furthermore, Evans’ visitation rights with the boys have been suspended pending an investigation by CPS.

Evans confirmed in a statement issued to Us Weekly earlier this week that Griffith’s mother took Kaiser from daycare “without [her] consent” before Mother’s Day, and that her legal team is working on the issue.

“CPS told Doris to take Kaiser without my consent and still have no legal paperwork signed by the judge stating my kids are taken from me,” she said, adding that she and Griffith, whom she claims does not want her to lose custody of their son, are scheduled to appear in court to discuss the matter later this month.

Aside from her custody issues, Evans’ time on reality TV seems to have come to an end for the time being. The dog-killing incident was enough for MTV to cut ties with Evans, with the network telling USA Today, “We have stopped filming with Jenelle Eason as of April 6, 2019, and have no plans to cover her story in the upcoming season.”

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