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Haleigh Cummings' dad's mystery hearing

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Haleigh Cummings' dad's mystery hearing

A new twist in the search for Haleigh Cummings, who’s been missing since 2009.  The little girl’s father, Ronald, gets a weekend out of prison after less than a year into his 15 year sentence for drug convictions.  Ronald was temporarily released from prison to attend a child custody hearing for another secret child with an unidentified woman.  Kim Picazio, the former attorney for Haleigh’s mother Crystal Sheffield, tell us, “This could be a second case where the Department of Children and Families is seeking to take away Ronald’s parental rights,” referring to Ronald’s first custody battle over Junior, his son with Sheffield.

Haleigh Cummings vanished at the age of 5 from her father’s home in the middle of the night.  Ronald’s girlfriend at the time, Misty Croslin, was babysitting the child.  Cops say the case has not gone cold and they investigate Haleigh’s disappearance frequently.

For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN.





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