Case worker blames infant death on mother of child accused of manslaughter

09/05/2012 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

Portland, Maine – A case worker is attributing blame for the death of an infant to the mother of the child accused of killing her. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the case worker with Maine’s child welfare agency expressed in a letter to the baby sitter of the infant that she acted negligently in leaving the baby in her 10-year-old daughter’s room. The 10-year-old, who the letter asserts suffers from multiple disorders, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of the 3-month old baby.

Christopher Filteau, a department case worker, is quoted by the AP as stating to the sitter in the letter, “You neglected to provide the proper level of supervision by allowing Brooklyn to remain in (the girl’s) care… Brooklyn Foss-Greenaway has died as a result of your neglect.”

Deputy Attorney General Bill Stokes is further quoted in the report as stating of the case, “The juvenile justice system is designed to hold people accountable but to deal with young offenders in a way that prevents future occurrences and gets them the help they need. That’s the focus we’ll be driving at.”

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