IN RE MONTRICE LATRA DAVENPORT; MINORAnnotate this Case
STATE OF MICHIGAN
COURT OF APPEALS
In the Matter of MONTRICE LATRA
FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY,
July 21, 1998
Wayne Juvenile Court
LC No. 96-340310
CLOVER LAUICE DAVENPORT,
Before: Murphy, P.J., and Young, Jr. and Michael R. Smith*, JJ.
Respondent appeals by delayed leave granted from the juvenile court order terminating her
parental rights to the minor child under MCL 712A.19b(3)(c)(i), (g), (h) and (j); MSA
27.3178(598.19b)(3)(c)(i), (g), (h) and (j). We affirm.
The juvenile court did not clearly err in finding that the statutory grounds for termination were
established by clear and convincing evidence. MCR 5.974(I); In re Miller, 433 Mich 331, 337; 445
NW2d 161 (1989). Furthermore, respondent failed to show that termination of her parental rights was
clearly not in the child's best interests. MCL 712A.19b(5); MSA 27.3178(598.19b)(5); In re HallSmith, 222 Mich App 470, 472-473; 564 NW2d 156 (1997). Thus, the juvenile court did not err in
terminating respondent’s parental rights.
/s/ William B. Murphy
/s/ Robert P. Young, Jr.
/s/ Michael R. Smith
* Circuit judge, sitting on the Court of Appeals by assignment.