Michigan mom charged with killing kids, flips off their father in court
(ClickOnDetroit.com) DETROIT, Mich. – A Detroit mother charged with killing two of her children and hiding their bodies in a freezer was back in court Thursday for a custody hearing involving two surviving siblings.
Testimony was completed in Mitchelle Blair’s parental rights case in Wayne County Circuit Court. Both parties’ attorneys rested just after noon. Court has been adjourned until June 30.
Local 4′s Jason Colthorp was tweeting from inside the courtroom Thursday morning — view his tweets below.
Authorities want to terminate Blair’s rights to her 17-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son.
Blair was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of 13-year-old Stoni Blair and 9-year-old Stephen Berry in the home’s deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013.
Blair is charged with murder, torture and child abuse. She is to undergo a mental competency exam before a June 19 hearing in the murder cases.