A California appeals court dropped charges against four social workers related to the murder of an 8-year-old boy. The Appeals Court directed the lower court to dismiss charges against the case workers of a San Gabriel boy. They had been accused of child abuse and of filing false documentation.
Prosecutors had hoped to charge two social workers and their supervisors in the case. The Appeals Court found that the social workers never had a duty to “control the abusers, and did not have care or custody of the child.”
The boy died from injuries inflicted by his mother and her boyfriend. Prior to his death, the boy had been tortured for months by the pair. The social workers and their supervisors had asked the lower court to dismiss the charges, which the court refused.
One Appeals Court judge in the case believed that the four could not be tried for child abuse. However, she wrote that the four could be charged with falsifying records in the case.
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