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TYLER, TX - The oldest of five children taken from David and Sabrina Kimbley in August of 2012 had his placement with his biological father made permanent Thursday.

The boy and his siblings were taken by Child Protective Services following the discovery of 2-year-old Jake Kimbley's dead body in the family's septic tank on their property near Winona.

Though the other four living siblings are belong to both David and Sabrina, the father of the oldest lives out of state and stepped in shortly after civil proceedings began to establish paternity and gain custody of the boy.

On Thursday the boy's father told Judge Carole Clark he was proud of how his son was doing, indicating that his work in school was approving and that he was excelling in Cub Scouts.

The boy's attorney ad litem told the court that the boy's longstanding tendency toward acting in a parental roll toward his siblings--previously attributed to the lack of parenting done by David and Sabina--has disappeared.

Child Protective Services representatives declared that the agency is through investigating that portion of the case and willing to relinquish the boy to his father, which Judge Clark agreed to do.

Jake's four other living siblings remain in foster care with an uncertain future. David and Sabrina's parental rights were terminated after they pleaded guilty to child endangerment based on the living conditions inside their home and each received a four-year sentence in State Jail.

David and Sabrina remain suspects in a capital murder investigation into Jake's death.
The boy and his siblings were taken by Child Protective Services following the discovery of 2-year-old Jake Kimbley's dead body in the family's septic tank on their property near Winona.

Though the other four living siblings are belong to both David and Sabrina, the father of the oldest lives out of state and stepped in shortly after civil proceedings began to establish paternity and gain custody of the boy.

On Thursday the boy's father told Judge Carole Clark he was proud of how his son was doing, indicating that his work in school was approving and that he was excelling in Cub Scouts.

The boy's attorney ad litem told the court that the boy's longstanding tendency toward acting in a parental roll toward his siblings--previously attributed to the lack of parenting done by David and Sabina--has disappeared.

Child Protective Services representatives declared that the agency is through investigating that portion of the case and willing to relinquish the boy to his father, which Judge Clark agreed to do.

Jake's four other living siblings remain in foster care with an uncertain future. David and Sabrina's parental rights were terminated after they pleaded guilty to child endangerment based on the living conditions inside their home and each received a four-year sentence in State Jail.

David and Sabrina remain suspects in a capital murder investigation into Jake's death.

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