The father of a girl who turned 10 on Tuesday and died alongside her mother in a suspicious incident last night, desperately tried to obtain full custody of the cutie in May after the mother, Pamela Brooks, was arrested for DUI, Gossip Extra has learned exclusively.
Pamela and her daughter Alexandra were found dead at home in West Palm Beach in what authorities hinted could possibly be a murder suicide.
Cops haven’t commented on how the two died, but they are not looking for a suspect.
Gossip Extra confirmed the bodies just arrived at the medical examiner’s office and autopsies are scheduled for this afternoon.
Court records, meanwhile, show that 48-year-old Pamela’s life was wrecked by a raging alcoholism that could cause her to black out.
According to court documents filed in his divorce from Pamela in 2010, dad Brad Brooks and Pamela agreed she would have the little girl most of the time.
But earlier this year, the case was re-opened when Brad filed an emergency motion to alter their time-sharing.
The paperwork obtained by Gossip Extra shows Pamela’s house at 139 Gregory Place on the south side was so filthy that feces littered the floor and the kitchen was practically unusable.
On May 5, police records show, Brooks was nabbed by DUI by Palm Beach Sheriff‘s deputies as she drove to Brad’s house to pick up Alexandra.
“It is in the paramount best interests of the child that she not be returned to the pigsty in which she has resided with the mother,” Brad’s motion read.
Brad tried to limit Pam’s time with Alexandra to supervised visits two days after Pamela’s arrest.
The case was heard before Family Court Judge Thomas Barkdull on May 21.
By then, however, Brad and Pamela had hammered out another agreement.
This one, also obtained by Gossip Extra, mandated Pamela to: Install a breath testing locking device on her car; Undergo a psychological evaluation and drug and alcohol testing; And allow her ex-husband into the house once a week to verify its cleanliness.
There were no other court hearings since.
Neither of the lawyers involved in the divorce case returned calls for comment.