New report sheds light on case of drowned 2-month-old

New information recently released by CPS sheds light on the case of late 2-month-old Justice Hull, the baby girl whom Dallas police say was drowned by a 14-year-old.

The report gives a detailed look at multiple CPS cases involving Justice and her two older siblings.

A summary indicates that over the course of four-and-a-half years, there were as many as nine complaints and four separate investigations dealing with the siblings allegedly suffering abuse.

Justice died Jan. 26 at the home of a family friend whom CPS approved as a temporary caregiver. The teen suspect who lived at that home is charged with murder.

Justice's mother, Keshondria Hull, was released from Dallas County's Lew Sterrett Jail after Justice's death to attend her funeral.

Some details from the CPS report include how Justice's temporary caregiver at the apartment where she died had requested additional help from the state because her 19-year-old son who was watching Justice for periods of time would be returning to school.

The report states, "The caregiver requested daycare assistance twice and was denied general protective daycare assistance as the investigation was identified for closure."

An overall look at the cases involving all three siblings began in September 2011. Complaints concerning the oldest included medical neglect, physical abuse and neglectful supervision.

A case involving Keshondria's second child included allegations of physical abuse and neglectful supervision.

Just two weeks after Justice was born, there was a complaint of neglectful supervision.

The five-page report concludes with recommendations to improve and prevent an outcome such as this in the future. One of them is for the state to approve all day care requests from placement caregivers when funding is available, regardless if the case is set for closure.

FOX 4 tried to reach the family of Justice for their reaction to the report. They have not returned our phone calls.


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