A Florida custody battle is continuing to rage after a 7-year-old girl's father was arrested for allegedly killing her grandmother: his mother. The child custody proceeding is attempting to determine the girl's future as her father awaits further action in his criminal case. That man is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the incident. He is accused of attacking his mother in the backyard of his family's home while his daughter played inside the house.
The girl's mother and paternal grandfather are reportedly vying for child custody in this case. The mother, a Maryland resident, is seeking custody of the girl. The grandfather is petitioning the court to have that woman's custody rights terminated altogether. The custody dispute has arisen, in part, because the girl's father was her only full-time parent. The mother had surrendered custody of her child after she divorced the defendant. Now, she wants to take the child back to Maryland.