The parents of , the Minnesota mom whose remains have been found more than two months after she vanished, are seeking to ban her ex-boyfriend from having contact with their children after he was charged in her murder.
“He poses a flight risk and based upon his actions when Winona County Health and Human Services first took custody of the children, there is every reason to believe he would flee with the children,” Cathy and David Kingsbury’s attorney Anna Tobia wrote in a motion filed Monday, KTTC reported.
Kingsbury’s ex Adam Fravel, 29, who faces two counts of second-degree murder, was granted supervised visitation with their two kids at his arraignment in case he is released from jail, according to the outlet.
But the motion cites the suspect’s behavior toward law enforcement when the children, aged 5 and 2, were placed in the custody of Winona County, though they are currently living with Kingsbury’s parents.
“The children have already suffered an immeasurable loss; putting them at risk for more harm is against their best interests and as such, we respectfully request the court immediately suspend any and all contact between Mr. Fravel and the minor children,” Tobia reportedly wrote.
The Winona County Health and Human Services recommends that the kids remain in the legal care of the county and that visitation and contact be ceased, according to the news outlet.
In a letter to Judge Mary Leahy, the department noted violent incidents between Fravel and Madeline in front of their children – and also cited conversations police had with the ex-boyfriend where h.
A “concerned person” for Kingsbury’s wellbeing has told police that Fravel said she would end up like Petito if she didn’t listen up before she went missing on March 31, according to court documents.
Fravel admitted to making the comment but claimed it was a joke, a complaint states.
Fravel, who previously insisted that he had nothing to do with Kingsbury’s disappearance, told police he left their house at 10 a.m. March 31 and that she wasn’t there when he returned, but said her phone, wallet and jacket were in the house.
“I want the mother of my 5-year-old and 2-year-old to be found and brought home safely,” he said in his statement. “I want that more than anything.”
A disposition hearing on the new motion has been scheduled for Wednesday.