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When Foster Care Becomes Fatal

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.08.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Armed with virtually no information about Mr. Roland other than the fact that he was the child's biological father, a case worker reportedly recommended that the child be given to Roland. Shortly after she was delivered to the hands of Roland, he murdered her.

SENTENCED

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — A woman who once cared for missing foster child Rilya Wilson was sentenced Tuesday to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and child-abuse ...

Verdict Back In Rilya Wilson Case

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.27.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- A former caretaker was convicted Friday of child abuse and kidnapping in a 4-year-old foster child's disappearance more than a decade ago, bu...

Will Justice Be Served?

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.26.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — Jurors said Thursday they had reached verdicts on child abuse and kidnapping charges but were deadlocked on a murder count against a wom...

Prosecutor: Caretaker Grew To Hate Little Girl

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.24.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — The caretaker of foster child Rilya Wilson grew to hate the 4-year-old because of defiant behavior, finally smothering the girl with a p...

No Forensic Evidence

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 01.09.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- The prosecution has rested in the murder trial of a South Florida woman accused of killing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson, whose body h...

WATCH: Guardian's Emotional Testimony At Rilya Wilson Trial

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 12.18.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- The legal custodian of missing foster child Rilya Wilson testified Monday that she suspected the worst when the girl abruptly disappeared in ...

Boy Charged With Murder, 13, Had Harrowing History Of Abuse

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 11.16.2012 | Miami

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida...

Florida Couple Cares For More Than 90 Foster Children

Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact

After Lisa and Jorge Alvarez accepted the devastating news that they couldn't conceive, the couple found another way to realize their dream of having ...