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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Foster Parents Who Ditched Kid at Browns Game Plead Not Guilty

Posted By on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 11:30 AM

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Does everyone remember Ernest and Anne Fugate, Ohio's nomination for parents of the year? The Fugates, if your brain is a little fuzzy, are the foster parents who got drunk in the Muni Lot last month, fought, and decided to ditch their 9-year-old with some strangers. Cops nabbed them as they tried to leave, apparently at peace with returning childless back to their home three hours away.

Well, they were in court yesterday to answer to child endangerment charges. They pleaded not guilty, according to NewsNet5.


ONN's Cristin Severance asked the couple to tell their side of the story after a pretrial hearing in court Wednesday. They shook their heads and left the talking to their attorney Michael Goldberg.

"I would say, that there is going to be two sides to this story. The city has one side and we are going to have our side. And our side will come out in court," Goldberg said.

The Fugates were granted a continuation and a new court date. The boy is in foster care in Pickaway County where children services is conducting it's own investigation.

Their side? Unless that side is, "Our foster son was much better off with two strangers than with us, two giant dumb yokels," we don't know what that could be.

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