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  • As child is laid to rest, questions persist

    Thick makeup camouflaged the bruises on his face, and his Ravens cap covered the injuries on his head. Surrounded in his small white casket by teddy bears and cards from his playmates, Roy Edward Lechner Jr. was laid to rest yesterday, five days shy of...
  • Bush expresses resolve on Iraq, says, 'Our will cannot be shaken'

    WASHINGTON - President Bush urged Iraq's citizens and nations working to rebuild the war-torn country not to lose their will after a truck bomb ripped through United Nations headquarters in Baghdad yesterday, killing 20 people, including the top U.N....
  • Explaining infant's death a difficult task for police

    As Baltimore County investigators take a fresh look at the unexplained death in November of an infant boy whose mother has since been charged in her other son's death, experts say such mysteries can be tough to unravel. The key to finding answers in...
  • Mother sues city over tot's brain damage

    A woman who lost custody of her children while in a city witness protection program filed a $34 million lawsuit against the Baltimore Department of Social Services yesterday, alleging that her toddler son suffered a fractured skull when he was slammed...
  • Mother held in boy's death had drawn earlier notice

    A 25-year-old Dundalk woman whose parenting had drawn the attention of authorities has been charged with child abuse in the death this week of her 3-year-old son, prompting investigators to launch a review of the death of her younger son in November,...
  • Md. aims to stop deaths of children

    During an intense grilling by legislators yesterday, state child welfare officials said they're making incremental changes to prevent more child abuse deaths but added that legal and financial restrictions keep them from acting more aggressively. The...
  • Child welfare system faulted

    Federal auditors examining Maryland's child welfare system are criticizing the state for having one of the worst computer systems in the nation for tracking abused and neglected children. "Can we find every child in the foster care system? The answer...
  • 'He was real bad news for her'

    Sierra Swann well knows of the various addictions that play out in the neighborhood near the corner of Boone Street and East 20th, a grim place where heroin and cocaine are available curbside beneath the blank stares of boarded-up windows. She watched...
  • Improved safeguards for children proposed

    In the aftermath of the beating deaths of month-old twins, Maryland's top child welfare official and Baltimore's chief prosecutor announced yesterday several proposals they say are aimed at better protecting the city's vulnerable children. Secretary of...
  • City, state grapple over care of family

    After being called by a concerned hospital worker, the Baltimore Department of Social Services should have dispatched a caseworker to investigate a 17-year-old girl who had a history of child abuse and had just delivered twins, city and state officials...
  • Generations bred in despair

    Long before Sierra Swann was charged, along with Nathaniel Broadway, with murdering her month-old twin girls last week, she lived with her mother, five siblings and her mother's boyfriend in a one-bedroom apartment that lacked electricity. Her mother,...
  • Twins slipped through gap in city services

    An apparent gap in child protective services allowed a teen-age mother with a history of abuse to leave Johns Hopkins Hospital with her newborn twin girls that she and the infants' father are accused of beating to death less than a month later, city...