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Northern Indiana woman seeks dismissal of neglect charges

An attorney for a South Bend grandmother who faces three counts of felony child neglect in connection with the alleged abuse her son inflicted on his children is asking a judge to dismiss the charges.

The South Bend Tribune reports that attorney Anthony Luber filed a motion Tuesday asking St. Joseph Superior Court Judge Jane Woodward Miller to dismiss the charges against 53-year-old Dellia Castile on the grounds the state hasn't proved she was the guardian of 10-year-old Tramelle Sturgis and his siblings.

Tramelle's father, 35-year-old Terry Sturgis, has been charged with murder in the boy's beating death.

Prosecutors allege Castile lived in the home and did not report the abuse.

Luber also asked that Castile's $15,000 jail bond be lowered.

Miller set a Dec. 6 hearing.

 

Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com

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