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April 28, 2008
Christopher died after his stepfather punched him twice in the stomach for soiling his pants. The stepfather, Steven W. Lockler Jr., 28, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Christopher's mother, Roxann Barnard, 27, went to prison for a 30-year term for enabling child abuse.
The Department of Human Services repeatedly investigated allegations the boy was being abused but never put him in foster care.