(CINCINNATI) -- A Clermont County judge has denied custody of Amy Baker's three children to her father and step-mother.
Juvenile Court Judge Stephanie Wyler refused custody to Robert Ramsey, citing two primary concerns -- lack of stable employment and Ramsey's past criminal convictions.
A home investigation report by the court found that Ramsey's last job in which he was employed and paying taxes was 20 years ago. Ramsey's wife, Tracy, is currently receiving workers' compensation benefits. The report also listed a domestic violence charge that was dismissed in 1984, a theft conviction in July 1985 and a conviction for passing bad checks in 1988 against Ramsey. At the hearing, Ramsey further revealed an assault charge that was dismissed in 1988, a conviction for fourth degree theft in 1999 and a conviction for theft of cable services in 1985.
The Ramseys filed a motion for custody last September and a motion to intervene in March.
The children, two boys and a girl, ages 7, 6 and 4, have been in foster care since they were removed from the house in Union Township where Marcus Fiesel died last August.
Baker had originally wanted to get back custody of her children, but she is currently in the Clermont County Jail on a $50,000 bond, awaiting extradition in Maysville, Ky. She is charged with tampering with evidence in the death of Marcus Fiesel. Baker was the live-in girlfriend of Fiesel's foster father, David Carroll.