A Father’s Loss

For two years, Crystal Lee Coleman denied the father of her children any rights that he was granted in their custody agreement. She violated the court’s orders and left Chilton, TX to live with her boyfriend in Las Vegas, NV.

That was November 2008. Trevor and Leland were not yet a year old. As soon as possible, she cut all communication between herself and their father by accusing him of harassment. Any time he tried to contact her, she made up another lie to end the communication or insulted him and told him he didn’t deserve pictures or any right to see them.

Meanwhile, she told her new friends in Las Vegas, that she had permission to be there and that she was running from their father. She lived there for a year and a half.

During that time, she accused their father of harassing & stalking her. Many times she threatened to file restraining orders against the father to keep him from “snatching the boys”. A couple times, she called and offered to let him speak to the boys but then when it came time to talk to them, they were asleep, not feeling well, or some other excuse. During all of this, she was moving constantly to avoid being found.

On May 1, 2010, she returned to Texas and moved at least once a month if not two or three times a month. She started dating Lloyd Wayne Fulfer in the middle of May and has been dating him ever since. The father immediately asked her about seeing the boys, to which she provided three days that she would allow him to pick from as a start. A date and time was set up only for her to be a no-show. It turned out that she had moved out of the area prior to the dates she offered and never had any intent on letting him see his sons. Trevor and Leland have a little sister that they never got to meet and because of Crystal’s actions, they never truly got to know their father or most of that side of their family.

On October 31, 2010, it marked two years since Crystal allowed their father to be in their lives.

On November 26, 2010, around 1:30 AM, Trevor and Leland’s paternal grandfather received a call from Trevor and Leland’s paternal aunt Molly. Molly had been called by Trevor and Leland’s paternal aunt Donna. Donna had been contacted by Lloyd Wayne Fulfer. The paternal grandfather broke the news to the father. And for three hours, James Coleman and his family called the hospital, the sheriff, anyone that could tell them anything attempting to find out what had happened and if it was true. Two precious angels were stolen from this family because of the careless actions of their mother, her boyfriend, and his parents. The story that Lloyd Wayne Fulfer told the family was:

Crystal, her boyfriend, and the boys were living in a “guest house” on the same property as her boyfriend’s family. Crystal had put the boys to bed and returned to the “main house” to help clean up after dinner. Shortly there after, an explosion was heard and the “guest house” had exploded. Crystal tried to lift the roof off to get to Trevor and Leland and was injured.

Afterward, the father’s family felt concern for Crystal. It had just been an awful accident, not something intentional. They weren’t concerned about charges being pressed or anything of the like. They were grieving. Days later, the story changed.

The sheriff’s office released a different version of events. There was no guest house and main house; only a storage building and a trailer home. Furthermore, she had left Trevor and Leland alone for two hours in the storage building without checking on them. None of the adults involved had checked on them. Crystal had been injured but was no longer injured and had no permanent marks to show.

To make matters worse, Crystal and her boyfriend tried to exclude James and his family from the memorial service and the funeral. Before the father had any time to react, both had been planned without his knowledge or anything to do with him.  Crystal attempted to get the bodies released to her so that she could proceed without him only to find that he had to sign papers to get the bodies released. At this point, instead of doing the proper thing, she told the funeral director and everyone that would listen to her that the father had no rights. However, coroner, sheriff, and justice of the peace knew differently as they’d seen the divorce decree & custody agreement. Eventually, the bodies were released in time for the funeral that the father and his family did attend.

The father held a separate memorial service at his church where his family was able to grieve for the loss of these two precious angels. Shortly afterward, Crystal sent James a picture of his sons’ ashes. James and his family were not able to give Trevor and Leland a proper burial because Crystal still has their ashes. Even in death, she keeps father and sons apart out of maliciousness and hate for James.

Since this, more evidence has come to light and a different story of events was released through the sheriff’s report, fire Marshall’s report, CPS findings, and autopsy report. Also via friends and family members that saw and heard directly from Crystal during the last three years.

Please read “27 Homes”, “A Few Questions Answered”, “Thanksgiving 2010”, “The Funeral” to find out more about this tragedy. And PLEASE sign the petition so that this family might get justice for Trevor and Leland.


7 responses to “A Father’s Loss

  1. Bunny Olesen

    11/18/2011 at 3:16 pm

    Don’t write ‘articles’ about shit you have no idea if it is true or not. Maybe he was stalking and/or harassing her, it DOES happen you know.

    The article said it was a ROOM, not a house, and the room had been added onto a trailer. Unless a fire is started intentionally, WHY would you want to press charges against a parent when a fire breaks out? When my son was asleep in his room, we didn’t constantly check on him. 2 hours during which time your kids are sleeping or something is normal. If it is the middle of the day, of course, no way would I leave him without checking, he usually was always in the room I was in anyway. It was shown that she was treated for burns on her arms, etc., but if you went to a room or a house that was on fire, and you tried to get in there and the fire was melting hot, you have no idea how you would react, whether you would allow yourself to be hideously burnt or killed in order to try to save whoever was in there. I find this article to be very cruel, and completely unnecessary. Those babies are gone and nobody was charged. End of story, get a life.

    • Justice Coleman

      11/23/2011 at 4:55 pm

      First of all, EVERY bit of these articles are TRUE. Period. You have no idea who I am or how I am related to any of this. Let’s just say I am very close. I have read through all of the reports multiple times and even have my own copies of them. The news articles are full of inaccuracies. Clearly, they never saw the reports.

      Next, this article clearly says that Crystal’s boyfriend called and told the family that it was a guest house. That doesn’t make it true. Just another lie. Also, where the hell do you get that it was a ROOM? According the the sheriff’s report, it was a 10’x8′ storage shed with a 8’x8′ room added to the side of it. The shed was 85.5 feet from the trailer house. A separate building away from the trailer altogether. Had it been just another room, connected, this would be a whole different matter. But the fact that it was no where near the trailer and there were no adults present anywhere near the shed makes it what it is.

      And no, she wasn’t treated for burns. That was what the news thought and ran with. In actuality, she cut her hand and she was taken by ambulance to the hospital (before Trevor and Leland’s bodies were found) to have it cleaned and bandaged. She led everyone to believe that she had been burned. She did not return to the scene but was put up in a hotel by the sheriff’s department because they didn’t want them trying to get their stories straight for what actually happened. Which by the way, every single person that was interviewed had a different story. Every time they were interviewed, their stories changed. Every time someone asks what happened, their story is different. I’m sorry but when something like that happens, you never forget what you were doing or where you were at when it happened. It is burned into your brain and you can’t make it go away.

      Yes, two precious babies are gone thanks to the actions of their mother and her boyfriend. Their father, their step-mother, their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins are still mourning their loss. But the fact does not change, if Crystal hadn’t of denied their father anything to do with them, they would still be alive. If she hadn’t been hiding the boys from him, then she wouldn’t have been in a shed in the middle of nowhere.

      As for Trevor and Leland’s father, James remarried after his divorce. At the time of their death, he had an 18-month-old daughter and a wife. He had a full-time job which he lost in the aftermath of their deaths trying to deal with the funeral and whatnot that she didn’t want him to have a part of. He had little communication with Crystal while they were alive as any time he tried, she accused him of something new. He did not know where she was because every time anyone found out where she was and she thought it could get back to him, she moved. Also, she was constantly moving to avoid CPS who were looking for her on drug/alcohol related issues, as well as neglect and abuse allegations. So while stalking and harassing does happen, it wasn’t the case here.

      So before you try to accuse others of lying, maybe you should get your facts straight. Oh and I looked you up, racist to the extreme that you are, I’m rather surprised you’d defend Crystal. Then again, she is half-white and prejudice against black people. Funny that she’s into the KKK, when they would kill her and any children she had because they were a quarter black.

      • carmen

        01/15/2012 at 4:23 am

        Funny how people comment things they have read for the first time. Don’t waste your time answering them I know by what I’ve read that you know the family well. Sorry for your loss. Sweet angels.

    • Davis

      09/09/2012 at 7:43 am

      YOU BUNNY OLESEN are just a real FUCKING IDIOT!!! You are the one who needs to get a life

    • Colleen Bennett

      02/22/2014 at 4:52 pm

      I just read this heartbreaking story and yes I believe every word stated.. Bunny I think it is you who really should get a life or better yet maybe someone should really take a good look at your childrens living situation!!! It really sounds like you Bunny have no real CLUE on parenting or such… Shame shame on you Bunny for putting this family threw even more heartbreak.. Bleesings to the family of these two beautiful boys.. Rest in peace little Angels.

  2. JLCP03

    12/08/2011 at 12:47 pm

    First of all, I’m sorry for your loss.

    To Bunny~ As a mother, yes there are times when my children were sleeping and I didn’t check on them for hours, but they were in the same house as me and I could hear everything. No parent should ever leave babies in a different buliding, guest house or whatever while they sleep; you need to be able to hear what is going on. They were babies, anything could of happened to them and unfortunately did. Why in the hell didn’t she put them down in the “main house” so she could hear what was going on. At the VERY LEAST it was extremely poor parenting which resulted in the death of 2 innocent children. Shame on her.

  3. Cathy Curtiss

    12/18/2011 at 8:32 pm

    Bless your hearts! My prayers will be with you. Good luck.


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