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Foster parents could be charged in toddler's hot car death

on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 04:11
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charges still are pending against a Jackson County couple after a toddler they were fostering was found dead in their vehicle.

James and Penny Hayfer were in the process of adopting the 3-year-old girl, Jackson County Chief Deputy Tony Boggs said.

The family was on their way back from church to their Wilding Road home in Silverton and the girl had fallen asleep in a car seat. Once home, the adults and children got out of the car and went inside.

"It kind of dawned on them later that she wasn't in the house," Boggs said.

He described it as a situation where one person

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12 year old boy charged with murdering foster child living with his family

on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 18:16
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The boy is being charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child

PALMER PARK, Md. — Police in a Washington, D.C., suburb say a 12-year-old boy is being charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old foster child living with his family.

The boy is being charged as a juvenile and his name is not being released. Spokeswoman Julie Parker of the Prince George's County, Md., police says the boy's father called 911 Tuesday night to report the girl was unresponsive.