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DCF hearings continue in Sievers custody case

Posted at 8:34 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 08:34:14-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The ongoing custody battle over the two daughters of murdered Bonita Springs doctor Teresa Sievers is expected to continue Tuesday morning.  Mark Sievers will be back in court for a Department of Children and Families hearing surrounding the care of his children.

Last week, a judge suspended Mark's rights.  He is charged with hiring hit men to kill his wife Teresa. As for now, the girls are in the care of Teresa's mother.

The judge's latest ruling came after testimony from Curtis Wright, Mark's childhood best friend and alleged accomplice.  He called Mark "a super dad".

Mummert: "How would you describe Mr. Sievers as a parent?"
Wright: "Um...super dad."

Mummert: "And how was Teresa as a parent?"
Wright: "Um... I really didn't see a lot of interaction between the kids and Teresa.  She was working a lot.  I know the kids were much more comfortable with Mark."

Wright has pleaded guilty to his role in Teresa's murder.

We expect Mark Sievers to continue fighting for his parental rights Tuesday morning.  In the past he's requested that his mother have custody of his two daughters.