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Published July 31, 2009, 08:33 AM

Warroad couple adopts grandson after mother murdered

Warroad, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Warroad couple is finally getting to adopt their grandson, 4 years after his mother was killed in Hawaii.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Warroad, Minn. (WDAY TV) - A Warroad couple is finally getting to adopt their grandson, 4 years after his mother was killed in Hawaii.

5-year-old Elijah LaDuke's adoption has finally been approved in a Honolulu courtroom. He's been staying with his grandparents, Steve and Donna LaDuke since 2006.

Their daughter, Army Specialist Felicia LaDuke was killed by her ex-boyfriend, army specialist Jeffrey White.

LaDuke was seeking child support from him at the time of her murder. White is serving a life sentence. The adoption stalled twice after white contested the termination of his parental rights.

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