14-year-old Danieal Kelly, who suffered from cerebral palsy, died in August 2006 from neglect. She had maggot-infested bedsores and weighed only 42 pounds when she died.
Nine people have now been charged in Danieal's death, including DHS workers. Danieal's mother, Andrea Kelly, was charged with murder. Two workers contracted by DHS were charged with involuntary manslaughter and tampering with public records.
Two DHS employees and Danieal's father were charged with child endangerment. District Attorney Lynne Abraham criticized DHS saying, "Danieal did not fall through the cracks... Saving Danieal was just too much trouble."