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Carlotta Brett-Pierce and Loretta Brett at their sentencing on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Carlotta Brett-Pierce Sentenced To Decades In Prison For Death Of Battered Daughter

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.

06/06/2012

Marchella Brett Pierce (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Carlotta Brett-Pierce Convicted Of Murder In Death Of Battered Daughter

Jurors deliberated less than an hour before finding Brett-Pierce guilty of the most serious charge in the death of her child, Marchella.

05/09/2012

Marchella Brett Pierce (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Boy, 6, Testifies In Death Of Sister, Marchella Pierce, Found Drugged, Starved & Beaten

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.

04/19/2012

Chereece Bell, Damon Adams (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-ACS Worker Charged In Brooklyn Girl’s Death Speaks Out

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.

03/29/2011

Chereece Bell, Damon Adams (credit: CBS 2)

ACS Head Gets Support From Mayor Bloomberg

“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.

03/25/2011

Chereece Bell, Damon Adams (credit: CBS 2)

ACS Sees First Prosecution Of Case Workers In NYC

Former workers Chereece Bell and Damon Adams were charged with criminally negligent homicide.

03/24/2011

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

Child Welfare Workers Charged In Brooklyn 4-Year-Old’s Death

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.

03/23/2011

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

Murder Charges For Mom In Gaunt NYC Girl’s Death

Carlotta Brett-Pierce had already been jailed on charges of assault, endangering the welfare of a child and drug possession.

11/10/2010

M.E. Rules Brooklyn Girl’s Death A Homicide

NEW YORK (AP) — The death of an emaciated 4-year-old Brooklyn girl found dead in her home last month has been ruled a homicide. The city medical examiner’s office said Friday that Marchella Pierce died […]

10/29/2010

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

City Spent $11 Million On Provider For Dead Girl

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 […]

10/17/2010

Death Of Brooklyn girl, 4, Prompts Grand Jury Review

NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has been convened to hear evidence surrounding the death of an underweight 4-year-old New York City girl found dead in her home last month.

10/14/2010

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

Brooklyn Child’s Death Leads to Agency Probe

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.

10/08/2010

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

ACS Admits Mistakes In Case Of Dead Girl

ACS Commissioner John Mattingly testified before the City Council. He said the documentation in the case was insufficient and home visits were inadequate.

10/06/2010

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

Public Advocate Investigates Brooklyn Girl’s Death

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.

09/10/2010

Carlotta Brett-Pierce (Photo/MySpace)

NY Prosecutors: Mom Of Dead Girl, 4, Beat Her

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.

09/04/2010

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