READING, Pa. (AP) — The biological parents of a 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother are trying to become administrators of the girl's estate.
An attorney for Rose and Rodney Hunsicker say they want to become administrators so they can sue the social service agencies that placed the girl, Grace Packer, with the woman accused of abusing and killing her.
The Hunsickers lost custody of Grace and her two siblings years ago amid allegations that other adults were abusing the children.
Now, Grace's adoptive mother, Sara Packer, and Packer's boyfriend, Jacob Sullivan, have pleaded not guilty to murder charges in her death. Authorities say Grace was killed in July 2016 as part of a rape-murder fantasy and dismembered months later.