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PONTIAC — The Department of Children and Family Services relinquished its guardianship of Heather and Josh Lamie's two biological children Friday, giving full custody to Josh Lamie.

The children had been under DCFS guardianship since May 2011, when one of the Lamies' four foster children was taken from home by ambulance.

A DCFS attorney told Livingston County Associate Judge Robert Travers Friday that the agency felt the threat of danger in the Lamie household was no longer present since Heather Lamie was convicted of the foster child's murder and faces life in prison.

He noted Heather Lamie was the only adult home at the time Kianna Rudesill was injured. Lamie's sentencing hearing, originally set for Friday, was rescheduled to February.

Kianna, 4, died of blunt force trauma to the head. Lamie was convicted in October.

The Lamies' biological children had been returned to their home but remained under DCFS guardianship until Friday's hearing. At the time Kianna was injured, the family lived in Cullom. They now live in Kankakee.

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