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Family Of Child Who Had Throat Slashed Fight For Custody Of Him

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Five-year-old Michael Spurlock remains in intensive care after having his throat slashed by his mother. His aunt and father both want custody of the young boy. It’s been more than a week since Michael was found covered in blood after having his throat slashed by his mother. Reportedly, his mother stomped on his chest and slashed his throat to remove bad spirits and demons from the boy. In a courtroom on Tuesday, Michael’s father and aunt pleaded their cases to a judge with the hopes of gaining custody of Michael.

Michael’s mother Daphne Spurlock, remains in custody facing an attempted capital murder charge. The boy’s father was not home at the time of the stabbing but when he arrived, police said he called 911.

As Michael’s father and aunt fought for custody of him, Child Protective Custody Services reportedly said that they didn’t think the father would be able to keep Michael safe. So workers are planning a home study on two relatives-the aunt and an adult sibling. The home examination is expected to take 30 to 45 days. CPS is also organizing a schedule during Michael’s hospital stay so that a relative is by his side at all times.

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