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Biological mother fighting for custody of child chained inside home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The biological mother of the boy police discovered chained to a wall inside his home, is now fighting to regain custody of her 8 and 14 year old children.

“I love them. I`m their mother,” said Dionne Robinson.

Kenya and Melvin Bloomingburg spent Thursday in court fighting accusations of abusing the 8 year old boy they adopted four years ago.

He told police the couple chained him to a wall, forced him to wear urine soaked clothes and starved him, inside their home on Gaywinds Avenue.

“Those are my kids. I never thought they would be going through anything like that,” said Robinson.

Robinson lost custody in 2007. She admits at the time she was on drugs, but claims she's now got her life together.

“I was devastated. I was heartbroken. That`s my heart. I was heartbroken just like any other parent would be,” said Robinson.

Now, both sets of parents are not allowed to speak with the children as they fight for custody. The Bloomingburg’s are also fighting for their freedom.

“It`s been rough. I`ve been praying about the situation. I`m just putting it in God`s hands right now,” said Robinson.

The Bloomingburgs remain in jail.

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