Murder charges filed in Gary boy's death

May 10, 2011 (GARY, Ind.)

The upgraded charges of murder and neglect of a dependent were filed against Riley Choate and his ex-wife, Kimberly Kubina, Tuesday.

The body of Christian Choate, 13, was found last week under a concrete slab at a Gary, Ind., mobile home park. Police found the body after a call from his sister, Christina Choate, 17. She told The Northwest Indiana Times her father confined the boy to a cage for about a year before he died at 13.

An autopsy report shows the boy died of blunt force trauma.

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