The dad and stepmom of Charlie Bothuell V, the 12-year-old Detroit boy who disappeared for 11 days only to be found hiding in his own basement, will face a jury in their battle to keep custody of the little boy and his two younger siblings, a judge decided Monday.
Charlie Bothuell IV and Monique Dillard-Bothuell were granted a jury trial beginning Sept. 8 as the state of Michigan seeks to revoke custody of the three children after little Charlie was found June 25 in the basement of his father's home following an 11-day search. According to court documents, Charlie told investigators that his dad drove a PVC pipe into his chest and that his stepmom told him to hide in the basement.
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— M. Alex Johnson