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Madeline Kingsbury's parents fear daughter's suspected killer 'would flee' with kids if released

Madeline Kingsbury’s parents are fighting to protect their grandkids from the children’s father, who is being held on $1 million bond after he allegedly killed their daughter.

Adam Fravel, 29, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder for allegedly killing Kingsbury on March 31 and dumping her body in a taped-up, fitted bedsheet along a Minnesota highway, according to court documents. 

“It is fully anticipated that a new petition will be brought against Mr. Fravel to terminate his parental rights,” Anna Tobia, the lawyer for Kingsbury’s parents, wrote in Monday’s court filing during the custodial battle with Fravel. 

“Mr. Fravel is currently facing 40 years in prison if convicted of the charges. He poses a flight risk and based upon his actions when Winona County Health and Human Services first took custody of the children, there is every reason to believe he would flee with the children.”

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“While (Fravel) was in the home with the younger child, a social worker could hear (Fravel) shouting expletives.”

When Fravel finally came outside, he allegedly argued with social workers while putting them in the wrong car seats and refusing to give social workers and police any of the kids’ belongings. 

Thomas Braun, who’s representing Fravel in the custodial battle, said the Kingsburys’ motion was “moot” and “misplaced” at a time when Fravel is behind bars, according to Tuesday’s response letter to the judge.

“Opposing counsel’s attempts to try the facts related to the criminal proceeding in this CHiPS (Child in Need of Help or Protection) matter are misplaced,” Braun wrote. “There continues to be no need for the county to litigate this matter given the temporary arrangements which have been put in place. Accordingly, Mr. Fravel objects to any modification of the current Court Order.”

Madeline Kingsbury

Megan Kingsbury and her brother after learning about Madeline’s “suspicious disappearance.” (Megan Kingsbury)

Monday’s court filing, which was obtained by Fox News Digital, is the first motion in the custody bout since Fravel was formally charged with Kingsbury’s murder. 

“He is suspected to be the one who ripped these children’s mother away, forcing them to live a life without her presence. It is absolutely not appropriate nor in the children’s best interests for Mr. Fravel to have any access to them, even supervised.”

Any interaction between Fravel and the children puts them at risk, the Kingsburys’ lawyer argued. 

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She then “suspiciously” and “involuntarily” disappeared on March 31, according to the police, at a time when the couple was in the process of splitting up and Fravel was moving out of the house, according to the complaint.

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Fravel released one public statement through his lawyer during the 69-day search for Kingsbury. 

“We’re glad he’s in custody,” her sister, Megan, said. “He’s not walking around a free man anymore.”

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