Blurb: When a man is faced with divorce and child support for three children, things go from worse to unimaginable. This is the case that ripped a small Ohio town apart. How can a man claiming to love his wife, help plan her kidnapping that turns into a murder? With a father in law that valued money and possessiveness over life and happiness, always expect the worse.
Excerpt: According to court records filed in Vinton County, Summer filed for divorce in 2010, on the grounds of domestic violence, verbal abuse, immense fear of bodily harm, and an “almost slavery like existence” while married and living with Will and his parents, stating, “my in-laws would gang up on me, to just work things out.”
She accused Will of abandoning or killing two of her cats when she once disagreed with him, and that he would “forcible take her car keys, cell phone and purse,” so as to keep her at their marital home. She was granted temporary custody and a civil protection order, of the couple’s children, then returned to her parents’ home in Logan. She entered counseling, took parenting classes, with plans of enrolling in Hocking College’s culinary arts program, and opening her own restaurant someday.
At the time of her disappearance, police were dumbfounded as to what if anything criminal was happening. Some officers theorized Summer disappeared willingly, due to the stress of her pending divorce, and her upcoming marriage to her twenty-three-year-old fiancé Adam Peters. Debra and Mike said Summer leaving on her own was impossible because she loved her children to much to “just abandon them.”
Aiding Will at full speed ahead with the custody battle, were his father and mother. They told several that Summer was “giving them a hard time” about visitation rights to their grandchildren, after Summer moved from their home, and they were furious about.
According to the Inman’s Pastor King Kelly, in early 2010, Bill Inman obtained a minister’s license, considering himself a religious leader conducting bible classes inside a small building behind the Hamden farmhouse.
In an incorporation document filed with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, Bill listed himself as leader of Mercy Tabernacle Church, a nonprofit organization, “to help people who have lost their jobs or been cut back on hours keep their homes.”
According to neighbors, he considered the Hamden farmhouse and lands a ranch. According to neighbors, Bill often went door-to-door soliciting donations for what he called “Mercy Ranch,” a plan to turn his home into a place for the “wayward and homeless.”