A custody hearing ensued last week for a Detroit Mother accused of killing her children and storing bodies in a freezer. The hearing ascertains her parental rights for her surviving children.

The trial, which began on last Thursday, is to decide whether Blair, 35, should continue to have parental rights over her surviving eight-year-old son and 17-year-old daughter. In addition, the hearing is also expected to determine the rights for the two fathers of those children. According to an ABC affiliate, Blair had an outburst toward one of the fathers of the children, saying “that’s what your daughter did to my son.” During the court proceedings, a videotape was played showing Blair’s surviving son telling a social worker that his now deceased sister, Stoni, raped him and put excrement on his head. As the tape continued to play with the surviving son telling the social worker that he saw his brother killed, that’s when Blair yelled that he “didn’t see me kill Stephen, ’cause it was unintentional.”


Further, Blair’s surviving son said in the interview with the social worker that he was whipped with a cord and that his 17-year-old sister was hit with a hammer. Both surviving siblings have been placed in a relative’s care.
A friend of Blair’s testified Thursday that Blair, nicknamed Angel, was protective of her children, and only saw a violent outburst one time.

Blair was arrested March 24 after court deputies, carrying out an eviction at her apartment, found the bodies of Stoni Blair, 13, and nine-year-old Stephen Berry in a deep freezer. Police believe they died months apart in 2012 and 2013. She is charged with murder, torture and child abuse. Also, she is to undergo a mental competency exam before a probable cause hearing in the murder cases. A Wayne County Circuit Court judge set closing arguments in the custody hearing for June 30. However, Blair is due in court on June 19 on the criminal charges.