The parents, Heath and Deborah Campbell of Holland Township, N.J., have not "received adequate treatment for their serious psychological conditions" and pose a threat to their three children, according to court documents, The Associated Press reported.
The family attracted attention in late 2008 when a New Jersey grocery store said it refused to decorate the eldest son's birthday cake with his name, "Adolf Hitler." But the unusual names were not mentioned in court documents, according to multiple reports. Instead, a note Deborah Campbell wrote to her neighbor explaining that she thought her husband might kill her appeared to be at the center of the case.
"If anything may happened to me please do an altops [sic] on me b/c My husband has done something to me," the letter read. "Im afread [sic] that he might hurt my children if they are keeped [sic] in his care."
Neither parent is entirely literate. Deborah Campbell admitted writing the note, but called her husband "the perfect guy" in court, according to a report by ABC.
The ruling cited other concerns as well, including a restraining order from Campbell's ex-wife, who also feared for her life.
"We hold that evidence from the ex-wife was admissible to prove that defendant-father was a risk of harm to his children and that defendant-mother's denials of her husband's history of violence also made her a risk of harm to the children," the decision read, according to a report in The Star-Ledger of New Jersey.