Officials: Girl was shot multiple times by boy
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A judge in Otter Tail County has awarded custody of an orphaned child to the parents of a teen murderer, who killed the child's mother and then himself.
Darrin and Catherine Cox sought custody of the girl after their 17-year-old son, Dylan Cox, shot and killed his 16-year-old girlfriend, Tabitha Belmonte, and then himself.
The teenagers and their baby were living with the Coxes in Amor when the murder-suicide took place in March of 2011. The Coxes were granted temporary custody a short time later.
Belmonte's mother, Bobbi Teeple, also wanted custody of the child. The Forum reports Judge Wally Senyk granted Teeple visitation rights.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Teeple against the estate of Dylan Cox and his parents is scheduled for trial Oct. 1.
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