Kimberly Kubina

Christian Choate (Supplied to CBS)

Sheriff: Many People Failed Christian Choate

It has been called a horror story and one needing to be remembered and told in order to prevent it from happening again to another child. Christian Choate was a young boy beaten “purple” according to court documents. He was caged and buried when he died.


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.


Riley Choate and Kimberly Leona Kubina

Public Defender Wants Out Of Choate Case

Within days after a judge appointed the public defender’s office in a high-profile murder case, the attorney assigned to the case is asking to withdraw his representation or delay the trial.


Christian Choate (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Report: Many Knew Of Abuse Before Indiana Boy Died

A report says more than 13 people might have known of abuse endured by a Gary, Ind., boy before his death but most said nothing to authorities.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

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

Ind. Officials Launch “Expedited” Investigation Into Boy’s Death

Indiana officials today announced they have launched an “expedited” investigation into the events surrounding the death of a 13-year-old boy whose body was found buried in a Gary trailer park last month.


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