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A tragic finish for a one-time happy ending

on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 14:12
Fight Child Protection Department Corruption: 

We first met him in this space on the day before Thanksgiving way back in 1998 -- a shy, smiling 9-year-old refugee from Maine's foster-care circuit whose wildest dreams had just come true: He had a new mom and dad. He had a new home, a new neighborhood, a new school. He had, for the first time in his anything-but-easy young life, an anything-is-possible future.

Yet there stood Gordon Collins-Faunce, now 23, blank-faced Friday in York County Superior Court, charged with murdering his own infant son.

And there in the gallery sat Irv Faunce, Gordon's adoptive father, lost in the rubble of