View Full Version : N.J. Starving Boys Case Prompts Firings

10-28-2003, 12:36 AM
How can poeple like these "parents" be allowed to walk the earth! I better get to bed, I'm just so pissed now.

N.J. Starving Boys Case Prompts Firings
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. - The body of a 7-year-old boy found in a box in a Newark basement nearly a year ago prompted a shake-up at New Jersey's child welfare agency. The agency reviewed all open cases, hired 366 more employees and received $30 million in emergency aid.

Despite those changes, four adopted boys - one of them 19 - were found earlier this month malnourished and weighing less than 50 pounds each. Their adoptive parents were charged last week with starving them, and on Monday, nine child welfare employees were fired and the state announced another review of recently compiled safety assessments of children in state care.

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