One of the more bizarre paternity cases is playing out in Missouri. ABC News reports that identical twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller, residents of Missouri, unknowingly had sex with the same woman on the same day. She became pregnant, had a child, and named Raymon as the father. When Raymon named is brother as a potential father, thus began a contested paternity case. Not surprising since identical twins are essentially clones, the DNA tests showed a 99.9% probability that each is the father. The child, a girl, is 3 years old.
No mention, of course, as to what’s best for the child. It’s all about the money, and Raymon, a classy guy, says he’ll continue to fight since the conflicting DNA results don’t prove his paternity by a preponderance of the evidence. "I want to go to the Supreme Court," Raymon told ABC News. "If they can't prove it's me then they should throw it out of court." And as for the child support, he said, "The state should eat it."
Raymon has already lost in a state appellate court. The trial judge had his own ideas about who should pay the child support. Judge Gaensslen told ABC News: "Split it down the middle. They both played, so they should both pay."
Neither man is seeking parenting time. Too much time spent hanging onto their wallets, it seems.
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