2 children returned to father investigated in ex-wife's death

Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 1:10 p.m. MST

Also in last week's court ruling, the judge ruled that the guardian ad litem will take an active role to ensure that the best interests of the children are being met. The guardian ad litem will monitor the children in their home placements.

Von Schwedler's sister, the administrator of her estate, and other members of von Schwedler's family have previously complained that Wall would not allow the children to communicate with them.

Another hearing is scheduled for May 8.

Meanwhile, the volley of lawsuits between Pelle and John Wall are still pending. John Wall is suing his estranged son for possession of family photo albums. Pelle Wall filed a wrongful death suit against his estranged father in December, claiming that the man had "the motive, opportunity, intent and the stated desire" to end his mother's life.

John Wall has never been arrested in connection with his wife's death.

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