Meet Desmond Hatchett.
Why is Mr. Hatchett in the news?
A 29-year-old local man, Desmond Hatchett, appeared in Knox County Juvenile Child Support Court last week to discuss some issues regarding child support for his 21 children. Specifically, the childrens' mothers, 11 and counting, want him to pay what he owes in child support.Constitutionally, there is nothing the state can do to limit him from having more.Hatchett said he doesn't plan on having any more children. In fact he indicated, "I didn't intend to have this many. It just happened." Even so, some Knoxville residents have called for castration. Castration is probably not possible but I suggest a vasectomy would be a good idea.
"I had four kids in the same year. Twice." Desmond Hatchett told Volunteer TV.
On Friday [5/22], his name appeared on the docket 11 times; Representing about 15 of his 21 children."Can you keep up with it all?" WVLT asked Hatchett.Hatchett's name is pretty controversial at the old courthouse.
"Yeah," he said.
"You know all their names, and ages and birthdays?"
"The children can't be supported all by Desmond, so the state of Tennessee has had to step in," Hatchett's attorney Keith Pope said.
So last November did Mr. Hatchett vote for The One or did he vote for Four More Years of Bush? Even more interesting; will the 21 children end up as democrats or republicans?
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