The fight over the surviving child of a woman murdered in her apartment last week sparked an angry outburst outside a courtoom today where a hearing was held to determine who should get custody of the 11-month-old boy.
The child is the son of Octavia Barnett, who was murdered along with Natasha Plummer and her son Carlton in Lauderdale Lakes over the weekend. The boy was unharmed and now DCF and the courts are attempting to decide awarding custody to either Sonya White, his maternal grandmother, or a man who claims to be his father.
No decision was reached on Tuesday and afterwards White reacted angrily to the delay, slapping a cellphone out of the hands of a reporter and screaming at the media.
BSO detectives have asked the courts to hold off on releasing the child until they finish their investigation of the crime.