Man gets 80-year sentence for death of son he kept caged

A man was  sentenced to 80 years in prison for the death of the son he kept locked in a cage.

Riley Choate, 40, kept his 13-year-old son, Christian, in a small dog cage for two years. He beat and abused the boy regularly,  eventually taking his life in 2009.

Choate and his wife, Kimberly, buried the boy’s body in a shallow grave near their home in Gary, Ind.

Investigators discovered his body in 2011. The boy weighed less than 50 pounds when he died.

His stepmother will be sentenced next month on child neglect charges.

12 comments

  • Todd pardee

    Prison too good for this PoS! Put him in the same cage he put that kid in! Also make sure this guy gets plenty of time in the yard and shower room

  • cynthia martin

    idk what to say…this is so sick to me.. the system is way to light on these people!! i hope he gets beat and raped daily..and the woman…hope she dies a terrible death…

  • TAMMY

    OH JESUS!!! PSALMS 35 TO PEOPLE WHO ABUSE THEIR CHILDREN. THE MAN NEEDS TO GET 180 YEARS AND SO DOES HIS WIFE!!! AT LEAST THE BOY IS IN HEAVEN NOW, IN NO MORE PAIN
    AND WITH THE LORD.

  • Tired of the Morons

    Tell me again why we abolished the death penalty. Now I get to support him until he dies. Send the POS to my house to cut my lawn with his teeth. At least then I get something for my money.

  • sharong4

    if that was his step-mother, where is the boy's birth mother? If she is still alive, why didn't she check on her son. These people should not only rot in hell, but suffer the worse possibe consequences there are and then rot in hell againl.

  • Patricia

    this is such a horrific thing to do to this child . What could he have done so bad to diserve this.I don't know how someone can lay down at night and sleep doing something like this. I hope he reaps what he sows.Why didn't he give him up for adoption there are so many who would have taken him.

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