The safe place for Alex Hill, a 2-year-old from Cameron, Texas, turned out to be anything but that when she was killed by her foster mother.

After her father, Joshua Hill, admitted to using marijuana, Alex Hill was placed into foster care in early 2013.

Her father told child welfare investigators that he smoked after the child was in bed at night. Her mother also has a medical condition that causes frequent seizures, so because of that, the toddler was removed from the house, despite appearing healthy and happy with her parents.

Her foster mother, Sherill Small, was sentenced to life in prison for the July 2013 death of the girl.

The girl's parents, Hill and Mary Sweeny, reported bruises on their child during visitations.

According to Fox 43, four months before Hill was set to regain custody, he received a call that Alex was in the hospital.  Small admitted to police that she had slammed the child onto the floor, saying it was an accident.

Alex's autopsy revealed several bruises all around her body, and a medical examiner stated her head hit the floor so violently that she had "subdural hemorrhaging, subarachnoid hemorrhaging, and retinal hemorrhaging in both eyes," according to court testimony.

Another disgusting part of this case: the foster parent's husband, who lived in home while Alex was there, is a recovering crack cocaine addict and had multiple drug charges.

That's why Carlos Morales' new book, Legally Kidnapped is so important. It exposes Child Protective Services and helps families avoid nightmares like the case above.

Benswann.com's Joshua Cook interviews Carlos Morales on this important issue that the main stream news is ignoring. Please listen below: (Warning Graphic Language)


 

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