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'I've been deprived': Syesha Mercado and partner emotionally plead for custody of children

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'American Idol' finalist Syesha Mercado and her partner Tyron Deener gave powerful statements about their battle to regain custody of their children. Deener said they were unjustly targeted and Mercado went on to emotionally detail why losing her children "just hurts so bad" as a mother.