Homicide

Detroit mom accused of killing 2 kids, putting bodies in freezer, could lose rights to 2 more

  • Mitchelle Blair is lead out of the court room by Wayne County Sheriff deputies after an outburst of screaming during a custody hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Detroit. Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013.  (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Mitchelle Blair is lead out of the court room by Wayne County Sheriff deputies after an outburst of screaming during a custody hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Detroit. Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Mitchelle Blair stands during a custody hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Detroit. Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013.  (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    Mitchelle Blair stands during a custody hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Detroit. Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • From left, Steven Berry and Alexander Dorsey listen during Mitchelle Blair's  custody hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Detroit. Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013.  (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT

    From left, Steven Berry and Alexander Dorsey listen during Mitchelle Blair's custody hearing before Wayne County Circuit Judge Edward Joseph Thursday, June 4, 2015 in Detroit. Blair was temporarily removed during the custody trial to settle her parental rights to her surviving 8-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. She was arrested March 24 after court deputies carrying out an eviction at her apartment found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and Stephen Berry, 9, in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT  (The Associated Press)

A Detroit woman accused of killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a freezer could lose custody to two other children.

A trial to settle Mitchelle Blair's parental rights began Thursday. The state also wants to end the parental rights of the fathers of the 8-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl.

The state says the fathers rarely see the kids and owe thousands of dollars in child support.

The bodies of Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry were found in a home freezer in March. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013.

Mitchelle Blair is charged with murder, torture and child abuse.