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Ricky Holland's Mother Fights For Custody of Ricky's Brother


LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - An Ingham County Judge heard testimony Tuesday in respect to whether or not the biological mother of Ricky Holland is fit to be a mother.

Ricky Holland was murdered at the hands of his adopted parents in 2005. Caswell has had five other children since his death.

A foster care worker said the Caswells always bring appropriate food and toys during their visits. 

However, there were concerns about Caswell's history with homelessness and unemployment. Neither Caswell nor her husband had a job. A psychologist called by the prosecution also brought light to Caswell's history of sexual abuse, but the defense said that's something that went away 10 years ago.

Matthew has already been through three different foster homes and has some developmental delays. Doctors say thsoe delays could become more severe if he doesn't have a stable home soon.

She has been battling to keep Matthew, 1, the youngest of her children, who is in foster care. Her other children have been adopted, making Matthew the only one she can get back. The Caswell's have been allowed supervised visits with Matthew.


Judge Economy didn't make a final decision. Caswell will return to court on March 26th, where she will likely take the stand and try to convince the judge she's changed and is fit to take care of her son.


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