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Dog Cage

Kimberly Leona Kubina, has pleaded guilty to neglect charges in the death of her ex-husband's son, Christian Choate. She will serve 25 to 35 years in prison and will testify against her ex-husband, Riley Choate, who allegedly beat Christian and confined him in a dog cage. (Credit: Lake County Indiana Sheriff's Office)

Stepmother Gets 35 Years For Keeping Boy In Dog Cage

Kimberly Leona Kubina, 47, of the Black Oak section of Gary, Ind., said she was remorseful for the April 2, 2009, death of Christian Choate, who suffered years of abuse at the hands of his father.

02/19/2013

Christian Choate (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Probe Continues Into Death Of Boy Kept In Dog Cage

The probe continues into the bizarre death of Christian Choate – the 13-year-old boy who was kept in a dog cage for a year in a Northwest Indiana trailer park.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Riley Choate and Kimberly Leona Kubina

Bond Denied For Father, Stepmother Of Boy Killed In Trailer Park

Bond was denied today for the father and stepmother of a 13-year-old boy who was kept in a dog cage for more than a year, then buried under a slab of concrete in a trailer park after he died.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Christian Choate (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Dad, Stepmother Charged With Boy’s Murder In Trailer Park

The father and stepmother of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found in a Gary, Ind., trailer park last week have now been charged with the boy’s murder.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011