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Barrios Family Plans Suit Against SOAPnet

5:27 PM, Oct 7, 2009   |    comments
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BRUNSWICK, GA -- An attorney for the family of Christopher Barrios Jr. plans to file a civil suit Thursday against the SOAPnet entertainment channel.

A picture of the little boy who was kidnapped and murdered in Brunswick was used as a prop in a scene of "General Hospital: Night Shift" on the SOAPnet channel.

SOAPnet is owned by Disney, which has apologized and called the slip-up an indefensible error.

Christopher's family has said they have no idea how the network got his picture, and had no right to use it in an entertainment program. The attorney says the complaint is signed, but he's waiting until tomorrow to file, so the other side can read through it first.

On Tuesday evening, a judge sentenced David Edenfield to death for kidnapping, molesting and murdering Christopher.

Edenfield is the first of three suspects to go to trial in the case.

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