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Trial Begins For Brooklyn Mom Accused Of Starving, Beating 4-Year-Old Daughter

Marchella Brett-Pierce weighed just 18 pounds when she was found dead in the family’s Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment in September 2010.

04/16/2012

Monitor Questions Steep Drop In Neglect Complaints At N.J. Child Welfare Agency

A recent report from the Advocates for Children group shows a steep drop in the number of reports of suspected child abuse and neglect substantiated by the Division of Youth and Family Services.

06/08/2011

N.J. Woman Accused Of Starving Daughter To Death Pleads Not Guilty

A mother accused of starving an 8-year-old girl to death remains held on $500,000 bail.

06/01/2011

Court Date Set For N.J. Woman Accused Of Starving Daughter To Death

Vendette Ovilde was charged with aggravated manslaughter and child endangerment after allegedly starving her 8-year-old daughter to death.

05/31/2011