Two former child services workers who were blamed for the death of a starved Brooklyn girl will avoid prison time.
Brett-Pierce said she lacked the education, skill and money to care for an ailing child, but the judge did not want to hear it and gave her the maximum for murder.
Jurors deliberated less than an hour before finding Brett-Pierce guilty of the most serious charge in the death of her child, Marchella.
The brother of a NYC girl found drugged, beaten and starved testified Thursday in the murder case against their mother, saying his sister was rarely fed and was tied to the bed before her death.
Marchella Brett-Pierce weighed just 18 pounds when she was found dead in the family’s Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment in September 2010.
The supervisor at the Administration for Children’s Services who was charged in connection with the death of a starved and beaten 4-year-old girl is speaking out.
“I don’t know if the charges are true but I have 100 percent confidence in John Mattingly. This city is so lucky to have him,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Former workers Chereece Bell and Damon Adams were charged with criminally negligent homicide.
Months after a Brooklyn mother (pictured) was indicted in the death of her emaciated 4-year-old daughter two former child welfare workers have been charged with criminally negligent homicide and official misconduct.
Carlotta Brett-Pierce had already been jailed on charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.
NEW YORK (AP) — The city paid almost $11 million to a care provider in charge of monitoring an emaciated 4-year-old girl found dead in her home. A grand jury has been convened to hear […]
NYC’s child welfare agency and outside care providers responsible for monitoring a 4-year-old girl found dead in her home last month are being criminally investigated.
ACS Commissioner John Mattingly testified before the City Council. He said the documentation in the case was insufficient and home visits were inadequate.
Among other things, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio wants to know whether a decision to reduce family services contributed to the Sept. 2 death of Marchella Pierce.
The mother of a 4-year-old girl found dead in her home beat the girl with a belt and box, prosecutors charged Saturday at the woman’s arraignment in Brooklyn.