Monday, February 11, 2008

DC Mom to Remain in Custody Over Deaths

Is anyone keeping count?

Just how many children are DEAD because of CPS?

They CAN'T get it right, they remove unabused children to DIE or be raped, and they leave children to be stabbed and choked to death?

And they recieve federal funding out of YOUR TAX DOLLARS WHY?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman found in her home with the decomposing bodies of her four daughters will remain in custody while a grand jury investigates, a judge ruled Monday.

Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg found probable cause to order 33-year-old Banita Jacks to remain held on murder charges.

The bodies of the girls, ages 5 to 16, were found Jan. 9 when U.S. marshals served an eviction notice at the family's apartment in southeast Washington. The medical examiner's office has said there is evidence that the oldest girl had been stabbed and that the other three girls had markings on their necks and other signs of trauma.

Another court hearing is scheduled for April 4.

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty fired six child welfare workers shortly after the girls were found, a move that has prompted outcry from union officials who say the employees have excessive caseloads and other problems. Fenty said the workers didn't do enough to follow up on complaints about Jacks' care for her four daughters.

A school social worker initially raised concerns about the family in April 2007 after she visited the home and thought Jacks was holding the girls hostage. An investigation into the family was closed weeks after the visit because child welfare officials thought the family had moved to Maryland — even though the family was never located.

(This version CORRECTS that case can proceed to grand jury instead of trial.)

Original Article-

The Associated Press: DC Mom to Remain in Custody Over Deaths

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