Attorney recalls morning of daycare shooting

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Jennifer Bays Beinart made an urgent call to dispatchers on Monday morning informing authorities that her client, Christopher Justice, did not get his daughter back from his ex-wife.

“I called dispatch personally and was told it was a civil matter and there’s nothing they can do,” said Beinart.

24-Hours later, Justice was accused of gunning down his ex-wife Shirley Justice in a Kinder Care parking lot on West 38th street.

“I was in disbelief, I couldn’t believe it,” said Beinart.

According to Beinart, Justice had serious concerns about his child’s safety. She adds that her client’s child had been through a traumatic event before the shooting happened.

“We are dealing with a child in grave danger,” said Beinart.

Detectives are working to bring Justice back to Indiana after he escaped to Kentucky. Police say he later turned himself in at a police station there. He is expected to be back in Indiana Friday.

Shirley Justice is listed in critical condition. 24-Hour News 8’s attempts to reach her family were unsuccessful. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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