Choate Charged in torture, murder and burial of 13 YO son
On April 4, 2009, the day before the boy’s death, Christian would not eat and Choate “became enraged and punched him with full force several times in the front, side and back of his head before throwing him back in the cage,” according to the affidavit.
Christian’s sister was told to check on the boy every five minutes afterwards “or (Choate) would do the same thing to her,” the office said.
The next day, the sister noticed Christian was not breathing and tried to revive him with a mattress pump, the office said.
The girl then watched her father and stepmother wrap Christian in two plastic bags, place his body in a plastic tote and load him in the back of a van and drive off, court records show. Later, the girl’s stepmother said they buried Christian and covered him in concrete so he couldn’t get out, the girl told detectives.
And there Christian’s body lay, wrapped in a blanket with a Bible on his chest, for two years, the Lake County Sheriff said.
An autopsy showed the boy had suffered “blunt force trauma to his body with internal bleeding and a skull fracture,” according to court records. He had been missing, unnoticed, for two years, authorities said.
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- Couple accused of keeping boy in cage charged in his death (theprovince.com)
Posted on May 10, 2011, in Pig Trough and tagged and Kimberly Leona Kubina, Bible, Blunt trauma, Christian, death of son, Internal bleeding, Lake, murder, riley lowell choate, Skull fracture, United States. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.