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The Tragic Path to a 4-Year-Old's Death

Friday, April 29, 2011

Four-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce lived her life largely unnoticed. She was beaten, deprived of food and water and force-fed Benadryl. But her highly visible death last year brought to the fore the question of whether systemic failures in the Administration for Children's Services โ€” to whose attention her family had come 10 months earlier โ€” still existed.

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