A judge in Oklahoma has ordered a woman to pay child support for her son who killed an Oklahoma woman.
The man is now a convicted felon who faces up to 15 years in prison for killing her son.
The judge, Judge Robert G. Jones, said Friday he made the ruling after the mother of the child in question failed to appear in court to give her son’s lawyer a copy of the agreement between her and the child support agency.
“You are not going to have the burden of proof to prove that your child is the primary caretaker of your child,” Jones told the woman, a mother of two who did not want to be identified for her reasons.
“You can’t say that the child is your primary caretaker and the other person is your caretaker.”
The mother was a single mother with a 3-year-old son who was living with the father, according to court documents.
The mother and father have not been charged with a crime and the boy’s father, who is not being named, has been ordered to stay away from the boy.
According to court records, the boy was placed with a foster family and eventually moved into the care of a relative of the mother and his mother’s sister.
The court document also stated that the family is not involved in the child custody dispute.
Jones said that the woman’s attorney could file a motion to vacate the order.
The motion would be denied if the woman showed up to court to defend herself.
The judge did not give a reason for the decision.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to issue a stay on the order Friday.
Lawyers for the child and mother’s attorney said Friday that they were considering filing a motion for a preliminary injunction to protect the child from abuse.
The lawyer said he hoped to have that in hand by Monday.
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