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Christian Choate

I took a stranger to do something nice for Christian

We all cried a river over the terrible plight of Christian Eriks (Choate) but then did nothing.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

Appeals court affirms stepmother's 35-year prison term in Choate death

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld the 35-year prison term issued to the stepmother of Christian Choate, an abused boy whose body was discovered in 2011 buried in a shallow grave at a Gary mobile home park.

November 06, 2013 6:40 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

EDITORIAL: Report drives home urgency of DCS reforms

The recent Indiana Department of Child Services report showing 40 children died of abuse in Indiana — five of them in Northwest Indiana — in a 12-month period should cause anyone reading it to shed a tear for those children.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am Related
State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

State report: 5 region children died of abuse, neglect injuries in a year

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was home to five of Indiana's 40 children who died of abuse or neglect between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011, a state report released Monday shows.

April 22, 2013 3:40 pm Related
Kubina gets 35 years in prison for 'great sin'

Kubina gets 35 years in prison for 'great sin'

CROWN POINT | The stepmother of a boy whose body was discovered in 2011 in a shallow grave in Gary was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in prison.

February 19, 2013 5:30 pm Related

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EDITORIAL: Keep up pressure for DCS reforms

Legislation to bring necessary reforms to the Department of Child Services has fortunately cleared the first hurdles in the Indiana General Assembly.

January 28, 2013 5:45 pm

Riley Choate sentenced to 80 years in prison

CROWN POINT | With members of Christian Choate’s family looking on Friday, Lake County Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell sentenced the slain boy’s father, Riley Choate, to 80 years in prison.

January 11, 2013 4:30 pm Related

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Uncle questions placement of Choate sibling

CROWN POINT | The brother of Kimberly Kubina, a convicted felon for her role in the death of stepson Christian Choate, is questioning the state's placement of the slain teen's half-brother.

December 22, 2012 9:00 pm

Choate case lawyers agree to tape out-of-state witnesses

CROWN POINT | Out-of-state witnesses in the Riley Choate murder case will be deposed on videotape, but they still may be called to testify at trial.

October 04, 2012 4:00 pm

Judge bumps Choate trial to January

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell on Monday appointed the public defender's office the lone counsel for Riley Choate, delaying Choate's murder trial to January.

October 01, 2012 6:30 pm Related

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Choate trial may be delayed

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell will hold a hearing Monday on whether to delay the trial of accused murderer Riley Choate.

September 28, 2012 6:30 pm
Judge appoints public defender co-counsel in Choate case

Judge appoints public defender co-counsel in Choate case

CROWN POINT | Hammond attorney Randy Godshalk will continue to go unpaid in his defense of Riley Choate but will be joined by an attorney from the public defender's office.

September 21, 2012 1:30 pm Photos

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Court orders Christian Choate's body released to mother

Court orders Christian Choate's body released to mother

CROWN POINT | A Lake County court ordered the body of Christian Choate released to his biological mother Friday during a hearing in advance of his father's murder trial.

September 07, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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Choate trial delayed until the fall

Choate trial delayed until the fall

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Diane Boswell is delaying the murder trial of a Hammond man whose son died following a year of neglect, beatings and being locked in a dog cage.

August 01, 2012 10:00 am
Prosecutors: Conviction could land Riley Choate in prison for life

Prosecutors: Conviction could land Riley Choate in prison for life

CROWN POINT | Riley Choate, a former Gary man facing murder and other charges in the death of his teenage son, was told Tuesday he would serve an additional 30 years in prison if convicted under habitual offender laws.

July 17, 2012 5:45 pm Related

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Kimberly Kubina pleads guilty to neglect in Choate case

Kimberly Kubina pleads guilty to neglect in Choate case

CROWN POINT | Kimberly Kubina, stepmother to slain teen Christian Choate, pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent Wednesday.

May 02, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Attorneys not ready for upcoming Choate trial

Attorneys not ready for upcoming Choate trial

CROWN POINT | Lake County Criminal Court on Tuesday reluctantly reset the murder trial of a couple accused of murder and other multiple felonies in the death of 13-year-old Christian Choate.

May 01, 2012 4:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: DCS needs new direction, new director

Before James Payne took over, the Indiana Department of Child Services was a troubled agency. It remains troubled. It's time for major changes.

April 13, 2012 12:00 am

Deaths of two children the focus of a community meeting

MERRILLVILLE | The violent deaths of two Indiana children were the focus of an emotionally charged meeting Wednesday night with the state's top child services official.

April 10, 2012 10:00 pm
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