Convicted Eugene couple give up custody of son

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The Eugene couple convicted last year in the torture death of a daughter have given up custody of their 8-year-old son.

Attorneys for Angela and Richard McAnulty told a Lane County Juvenile Court hearing on Wednesday that they now support finding a permanent home for the boy.

The Register-Guard reports (http://is.gd/8P69t4 ) the move clears the way for the boy to be adopted. He has been in temporary foster care.

Angela McAnulty is on death row after pleading guilty to aggravated murder in the torture, abuse and starvation death of 15-year-old Jeanette Maples in 2009. Richard McAnulty is serving a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to murder by abuse.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com