Breaking News

Mum starves and locks stepson in dog cage for months

by Staff Reporter
20 February 2013 | 4512 Views
Kimberly Leona Kubina was sentenced to 35 years in prison for letting her 13-year-old stepson be beaten, starved and forced to live in a cage by his father.
A 47-year-old American woman from Indiana who starved and locked her now dead 13-year-old stepson in a dog cage for months has been jailed for 35 years.

Kimberly Kubina, pleaded guilty to felony neglect for the death of Christian Choate - whose body was found in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park in May 2011.

Lake County police investigators said he died in 2009, but his disappearance was not reported until two years later.

 An autopsy revealed the boy, whose body was severely malnourished when found, had died from a fractured skull.

Kubina's former husband, 40-year-old Riley Choate of Hammond, admitted burying the body under a storage shed with a Bible across his chest.

But he denied causing the boy's death.

 He was sentenced to 80 years in prison last month for his role in the death.

Kubina denied knowing about how Christian had died, saying she believed he had gone to visit his biological mother.

She also told Lake Superior Court she was "remorseful" for not stopping the continued abuse, alleging that it was initiated by her former lover who was "intimidating and violent."

 She feared he would cause welfare authorities to take away the other children, including nephews and nieces, that she was looking after, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kubina admitted that Christian was kept in a dog cage and that she ordered his sister to only feed him Asian noodles.

Up to 13 people knew how Christian was being treated, the court heard, but nobody did anything to stop it.




Both Choate and Kubina initially pleaded not guilty to all charges surrounding the death.

But they later struck plea deals with prosecutors in order to avoid jury trials.

American starved

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Could there be war if Grace Mugabe becomes President?

Yes
74.2%
No
9.13%
Who cares?
16.67%
624

Comments

Latest Classifieds (Click Here For More)

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Mugabe wants to quit says Zambia's new president

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2457 Views

Pastor caught engaging bonking policeman's wife in a car - Married Met...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2474 Views

Reasons why Grace Mugabe attacked Joice Mujuru - Ongoing attempts to e...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2744 Views

Mujuru camp hits back - The Zanu-PF Secretary for Information and Publ...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2878 Views

Thomas Mapfumo not dead - The social media was abuzz on Friday with ...

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2179 Views

Jabulani Sibanda's bedroom coup jab at Mugabe haunts him - The founder...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 1464 Views

Sibanda bedroom coup jab at Mugabe was more potent than Ali's left hoo...

by Wilbert Mukori | 31 October 2014 | 4102 Views

Rude awakening for judge aspirant - A former High Court Registrar and ...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2462 Views

Mugabe and friends need to know we will change history narrative - Th...

by Shingai Mugochi | 31 October 2014 | 2821 Views

Gideon Gono to takeover re-branded Zanu-PF?

by Nancy Mabaya | 31 October 2014 | 4255 Views

Inside Mugabe's sealed succession envelope: Fear, self assassinations ...

by Dinizulu Mbikokayise Macaphulana | 31 October 2014 | 3907 Views

When even the gullible can no longer be fooled - The west has once mor...

by Tafara Shumba | 31 October 2014 | 996 Views

Tsvangirai's wife refuses to be called Dr Macheka - Morgan Tsvangirai'...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 6919 Views

Image battered Tsvangirai faces the daunting task of reuniting the par...

by Prince Tongogara | 31 October 2014 | 1869 Views

MDC-T Congress - Live updates - Below are live updates of the Morgan ...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 3885 Views

Senzo Meyiwa suspect arrested at Beitbridge border post - A suspect in...

by City Press | 31 October 2014 | 5285 Views

'Mugabe strong armed by the Chinese to support Mnangagwa': Report - T...

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 6482 Views

Mujuru's lawyers speak out - Musunga and Associates law firm said it c...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 5619 Views

Woman drags young sister to court for sleeping with her hubby

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 4307 Views

Man commits suicide after girlfriends clash at his place

by Court Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 3950 Views

Mujuru on the ropes as Mugabe says Grace has right to be in politics -...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2681 Views

Mujuru, Mnangagwa to be probed - President Robert Mugabe will soon set...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 4347 Views

Thousands demand Mujuru's resignation - Scores of Zanu-PF supporters y...

by Staff reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2212 Views

Zanu PF divisions reach boiling point, Gwanetsa fired

by Staff Reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2897 Views

Entertainment

Our hands are clean, says DJ Munya

by Court reporter | 31 October 2014 | 2353 Views

Oliver Mtukudzi to get 'real' PhD - ICONIC musician Oliver Mtukudzi is...

by Staff reporte | 30 October 2014 | 3091 Views

Zimbabwe's JJ survives Big Brother Africa eviction... again - Zimbabw...

by Staff reporter | 27 October 2014 | 2210 Views

Carl Joshua Ncube to star in game show - Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube wi...

by Staff reporter | 23 October 2014 | 1637 Views

LadyBee Anondida - Official video

by Staff Reporter | 23 October 2014 | 4325 Views

Zim representative in the Big Brother Africa survives eviction - Zimba...

by Staff reporter | 20 October 2014 | 3575 Views
iBlog

Protect Your Greatest Small Business Asset: Time

if your work week is way more than 40 hours, your smartphone is glued to your hand, and your to-do list is multiple pages of overdue tasks—you know how valuable every minute of your time is.your smartphone and tablet make doing business from anyw... Read More
Sergey 05 September 2014 ago

Advanced Systemcare Free To Optimize The Os Still Support Xp

the update systemcare free 7.3.0.456 (a set of tools to optimize the operating system) – now available.advanced systemcare is a free package to optimize, tweak, fix bugs and improve the overall performance of the operating system.the program anal... Read More
ITnews 02 June 2014 ago