NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services says its involvement in the case of a 4-year-old girl who was severely underweight when she died was woefully inadequate.

The agency released its preliminary report into the case of Marchella Pierce on Tuesday.

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

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Prosecutors said Marchella was beaten, and police say she may have been tied to a bed. She was born with lung problems.

A Brooklyn grand jury has indicted her mother on second-degree assault charges. Carlotta Brett-Pierce’s lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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