Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mom seeks custody of murdered son's sister; children were formerly in custody of father (Gary, Indiana)

We have posted on this case many times.

Why the hell should the family of the step have any claim to custody at all? This is obscene. I have yet to see one good reason this girl's mother lost custody in the first place. It was simply a case of the Indiana family courts (yet again) caving into the demands of a violent, vindictive father--a father now charged with the murder of his son. I think we have catered enough to RILEY CHOATE, the sicko step, and all their kin. Even after her son was "allegedly" tortured to death by his father, this mother is still having trouble getting her daughter back.

Do you think the daddies have enough rights yet?

Mother Seeks Custody of Murdered Son's Sister
Christina's stepmother's brother says the girl is safe with him

By Ivanna Hampton | Friday, May 27, 2011 | Updated 7:35 AM CDT
After two years of silence, a scared Christina Choate called her stepsister to tell of how her brother died. Her stepsister, Alyssa Nieto, notified other adults.

The mother of a murdered Gary, Ind., boy, Christian Choate, is suing for custody of his sister.

Aimee Estrada's attorney filed an emergency motion May 13, so the estranged mother could regain custody of Christina Choate, the Times of Northwest Indiana reports.

Estrada's lawyer argued the children's father, Riley Choate, started intimidating his children's mother in 2005 after he won custody of their two kids.

Choate raised his kids with his wife, Kimberly Kubina-Choate.

According to court documents, Kubina-Choate's brother, Robert Hamby, told Estrada's husband over the phone that Christina accused her father of killing her brother.

Authorities found a body buried in a shallow grave May 4 near the family's former home in a mobile park in the Black Oak section of Gary.

Choate and Kubina-Choate face murder charges for the 13-year-old boy's death.

Kubina-Choate left Christina in Kentucky with her brother, who has hired a lawyer for the custody fight, the paper reports.

Christina believed her stepmother's family put a "price on her head," according to court documents.

Hamby countered, insisting people are threatening him not Christina.

"I might be Kim's brother by birth but by choice, right now I am not," Hamby told the paper. "I'm the one who turned her in (to police), and I want nothing to do with her. I just want what is best for Christina.'