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Published June 11, 2009 by Centre Daily

Family of Man Who Killed Wife, Self, Gets Custody

by Sara Ganim

Williamsport Judge Richard A. Gray has decided to give primary physical custody of the child who lost both parents in the Easter 2007 murder- suicide to the father's family in Williamsport.

Ben Barone shot and killed his wife Jodi Barone during a planned custody exchange of their daughter April 8, 2007.

The decision ended a two-year, three-way battle between the grandparents of the now-5-year-old child, who will start school in the fall.

Jodi Barone’s mother, State College resident Vickey Warshaw, had been fighting for primary custody of the girl against Ben Barone’s mother, Victoria Barone, of Williamsport.

Both parties were in court in Centre County on Wednesday because Victoria Barone was asking to have Jodi Barone’s estate moved to a Williamsport bank, claiming it was more reliable than the State College bank that has the account.

Judge Thomas King Kistler denied the request, but during proceedings Vickey Warshaw’s attorney said that Warshaw plans to appeal the custody ruling by the Williamsport judge.

The order gives Warshaw some custody on weekends, holidays and summers, and says both grandmothers will make decisions about the child’s future together.

More about the murder of Jodi Barone here and here.

 

Posted by Rachel Allen on August 27, 2009.

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