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Accused murderer loses parental rights, children to stay with family in Ohio

Accused murderer loses parental rights, children to stay with family in Ohio
Smith County Jail
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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 7:35am

Accused murderer James Calvert has had his parental rights terminated as a result of an agreement announced in court Tuesday.

Judge Carole Clark of the Smith County 321st District Court approved an agreement stating Calvert's parental rights to his two children will be terminated and the kids will now be out of foster care and living with Calvert's cousin in Ohio.

Calvert is accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife, Jelena Radobanovic Sriraman before kidnapping their son, Lucas, Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

Calvert was captured late that same night in West Monroe, Louisiana, following a short police chase and a crash.

The heinous crime Calvert allegedly committed would not be the first time he was in trouble with the law, he has also been jailed for the following:

  • May, 1999 - Aggravated assault and family violence
     
  • September, 2009 - Violation of protective order
     
  • December, 2009 - Violation of bond and protective order
     
  • May, 2010 - Violation of protective order.

In May, 2012, Calvert was involved in a custody battle with his Sriraman.

The next scheduled hearing for Calvert is set for April 24, 2013.

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