Indiana Supreme Court asked to step in on Ukraine orphan abandonment case in Lafayette
Kristine and Michael Barnett say their adopted daughter Natalia was really an adult and have a judge’s ruling to prove it. State argues judges allowed them to facilitate and cover up crime in one move
Arguing that parents Michael and Kristine Barnett manipulated the legal system “to both facilitate the criminal neglect of their child and to cover it up,” the state attorney general’s office this week asked the Indiana Supreme Court to take up a case accusing the parents of abandoning their adopted daughter in a Lafayette apartment and moving to Canada.
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