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Marchella Pierce

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After Conviction of Mom and Grandmother in Tot’s Death, Focus to Shift to Girl’s Caseworkers

Thursday, June 07, 2012

A case that began with the discovery of an emaciated and battered body of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce in September 2010 came to an end this week, when her mother and grandmother were given maximum jail sentences after being found guilty of the child’s death.

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Mom Charged in Tot's Death Gets Maximum Sentence

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

The mother and grandmother of 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce were both given the maximum sentence in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Wednesday in the death of the toddler who prosecutors say was tied to a bed with a jump rope, beaten, drugged and starved to death. 

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Grandmother Found Guilty in Death of Toddler

Friday, May 11, 2012

A Brooklyn grandmother was found guilty of manslaughter in the second degree in the death of her 4-year-old granddaughter on Friday.

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Jury Deliberates in Trial of Grandmother Charged in Girl's Death

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The jury began deliberating Thursday after closing arguments were made in the case of a Brooklyn grandmother charged with manslaughter of her 4-year-old granddaughter.

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Mom Found Guilty in Daughter's Death

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

After a short deliberation, a jury found Carlotta Brett-Pierce guilty of murdering her 4-year-old daughter, Marchella.

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Mom Accused of Murdering Daughter, 4, Denies Harming Her

Monday, May 07, 2012

The mother accused of murdering her 4-year-old daughter took the stand in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday, referred to the child as "my baby” and denying accusations that have been leveled at her during the trial.

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Girl, 4, Had Just a Kernel of Corn in Her Stomach at Time of Death: ME

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The 4-year-old girl at the center of a murder trial had nothing but a kernel of corn in her stomach at the time of her death and more than 70 injuries to her body and head, Brooklyn's deputy chief medical examiner testified in court Thursday.

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6-Year-Old Testifies Against Mom Accused in Death of Tot

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The 6-year-old son of the mother charged in the death of her young daughter did not deliver what prosecutors expected when he  took the stand Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

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ACS Won't Face Charges in Death of 4-Year-Old Girl: DA

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

No criminal action will be taken against the Administration for Children's Services in the death of a 4-year-old girl who was found starved, beaten and drugged two years ago, the Brooklyn District Attorney said Tuesday.

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Trial Starts for Mother, Grandmother Accused of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl

Monday, April 16, 2012

Marchella Brett-Pierce "starved to death" due to her mother's "utter disregard" for her life, prosecutors said in their opening statements in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday.

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Boy to Testify Against Mother in Abuse Case

Monday, March 12, 2012

A mother who is charged with killing her four-year-old daughter will face testimony from her six-year-old son, either in court or on closed circuit TV, depending on the decision of a Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge, next month.  

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NYC's Public Advocate on Bad Landlords, ACS and Budget Priorities

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I do believe we can't keep cutting back the personnel at Children's Services and I do believe we can't keep cutting back child care. I literally think ACS both protects kids and gives them the foundation to succeed in school and it's one of the most fundamental things we do.

 Bill DeBlasio, NYC Public Advocate, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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After Marchella

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio talks about the joint report his office and the Administration for Children's Services prepared following the death of Marchella Pierce.

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Bloomberg Defends ACS Commissioner

Friday, October 15, 2010

A day after the city's Administration for Children's Services became the subject of a grand jury investigation, Mayor Michael  Bloomberg is expressing confidence in ACS Commissioner John Mattingly. He says it's up to the court to decide whether case workers acted appropriately in the case of four year old Marchella Pierce. But he says ACS employees do a good job in cases where it isn't clear whether children should be taken from their parents.

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Grand Jury to Examine Role of City Organizations in Child's Death

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Brooklyn District Attorney's office has impaneled a special grand jury to hear evidence in the case of the sickly, malnourished 4-year-old girl found dead inside her Brooklyn apartment in October.

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Brooklyn DA Investigates Failure of Child Welfare Agency to Protect Child

Friday, October 08, 2010

In a rare move, The Brooklyn District Attorney's office says it will investigate the city's child welfare agency and its role in the death of 4-year-old Marchella Pierce in early September.

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Caseworkers Miss Opportunities to Protect Malnourished 4-Year-Old

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

A report by the Administration for Children's Services reveals that caseworkers charged with monitoring a 4-year-old Brooklyn girl failed to visit her family often enough and missed several signs that something was wrong in the troubled home.

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ACS Caseworkers Suspended in Case of Malnourished Child

Friday, September 24, 2010

Two child protective workers have been suspended without pay for failing to follow proper procedures in the case of Marchella Pierce, a sick and severely malnourished 4-year-old found dead on September 2. 

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