AUGUSTA, Maine — A Maine legislative committee will determine whether to launch an investigation into the state’s child welfare agency following the beating death of a 10-year-old girl.
The Kennebec Journal reports the Government Oversight Committee will decide by Friday whether to make an inquiry into Child Protective Services. Lawmakers called for a probe into the agency after the death of Marissa Kennedy.
Julio and Sharon Carrillo, of Stockton Springs, are charged with murder in Kennedy’s death in their home. Authorities say the Carrillos took turns beating the girl and tried to make her death look like an accident.
School officials say they reported suspected abuse to the state.
Child Welfare Services Ombudsman Christine Alberi previously found the Department of Health and Human Services failed to follow proper procedure in cases involving highly vulnerable children.
Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/