- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has terminated the parental rights of a Detroit mother who was convicted of killing two of her four children and placed their bodies in a deep freezer in the family’s home.

Mitchelle Blair participated in Monday’s hearing via video. Blair pleaded guilty in June to first-degree murder. She was sentenced to life in prison.

The bodies of 13-year-old Stoni Blair and 9-year-old Stephen Berry were found in March. Police believe they died in 2012 and 2013.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph also ended parental rights of the father of Blair’s 8-year-old son, but did not cut off rights of the father of her daughter, who recently turned 18.

Joseph said the daughter qualifies for two years of state services.

A relative has been caring for both children.


This story has been updated to clarify that woman was convicted of the killings.

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