Four boys whose brother died after being left in a vehicle for 17 hours will remain at the Child Haven shelter while officials research other custody options.
Authorities and lawyers in the case involving the Rimer family agreed Friday to postpone a hearing on where to place the boys so they can gather more information about the alternatives.
The options include living with an uncle in Southern Nevada, with out-of-state relatives, in foster homes and at the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City, said Lew Wolfbrandt, who represents the boys’ father, Stanley Rimer.
“They were comfortable at Child Haven to begin with, and now they’re getting antsy,” Wolfbrandt said. “It’s not home.”
Rimer and his wife, Colleen, are accused of second-degree murder and multiple counts of child neglect after their 4-year-old son, Jason, died after being left in the family’s sport utility vehicle overnight.
Their four minor children, ages 7 to 15, were taken into protective custody by the Clark County Department of Family Services and have been living at Child Haven since the June 9 incident.
The parents want the children to live with Stanley Rimer’s brother, Phil, who moved into the Rimers’ home a couple of weeks ago, Wolfbrandt said.
“It’s going to come down to, ‘Is Phil suitable?’ ” he said.
The boys were on a weeklong Boy Scout trip, which was part of the reason the hearing was postponed. It was rescheduled for July 25.