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Survivor of Triple Homicide Caught in Custody Battle

The 10-year-old girl who escaped the house in St. Paul on March 23 where her mother, half-sister, and mother's fiance were killed is now caught in a custody battle between her mother's family and the man listed as her father on her birth certificate.

Daneisha Thomas was placed in protective custody Sunday after Dane L. Thomas, who is listed as her father on her birth certificate, called and complained to St. Paul police that her mother's relatives were taking her out of state, the Star Tribune said.

According to police the girl said that she was scared of Thomas and didn't want to go with him.

Ramsey County District Judge John Finley granted the petition to place Daneisha in the custody of Community Human Services Department. Another court hearing is set for May 3, the Star Tribune said.