Georgia DFCS strikes again. Another child is murdered in Foster Care and the only person held accountable is the Man who did it. The Case workers get off scott free. They were told not to place this child in this home and they did anyway. This child was only a baby he didn’t have a chance. It is time to hold DFCS Accountable it is time to start charging them with criminal actions. We are losing to many children to the abuse of DFCS all over the country.
Foster Father Faces Felony Murder, Child Cruelty Charges
Joseph Charles Todd Dunn Charged With Murder
By Jennifer Mayerle, CBS Atlanta Reporter
POSTED: 2:55 pm EST November 16, 2010
UPDATED: 11:20 pm EST November 16, 2010
facebookdel.icio.usbuzzdiggreddit›› Email›› PrintHENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Henry County police said a foster father was arrested and faces charges of cruelty to children and felony murder after a 20-month-old child died while in his care.
Police said Russell Chapman died on Oct. 10 at Egleston Children’s Hospital from traumatic injuries.
The foster child lived with the Joseph Charles Todd Dunn’s family in a foster-to-adopt home along with his 3-year-old sibling, according to reports.
“He always called papa, mama when he needed something,” said a woman who was Chapman’s foster mother before he lived with the Dunns.
She doesn’t want to be identified, but she does want you to know her pain.
“He was like my little boy. I suffer a lot,” said the former foster mother.
Pictures taken in the hospital show Russell unconscious. At first no one knew how it happened. Police now say they’re sure Russell was killed, dying of blunt force trauma to the head.
Russell and his brother hadn’t been with their biological mother since last year. Michelle Johnson denies mistreating them and says she had her suspicions early on about what happened. On Oct. 13, Johnson said her boys never should have been placed with the Dunns.
“From what I understand, the case worker said, ‘Don’t put them in the home’ and the Department of Family and Children Services did anyway. And in July, Russell had a broken arm,” said Johnson.
Now Johnson, and Russell’s former foster mother are left asking, “what happened?”
“That boy shouldn’t be dead. Justice is good. He will have to pay for what he did,” said the former foster mother.
CBS Atlanta spoke to a representative for DFCS. She could not answer any questions about why Russell was placed with the Dunns in the first place.
Police said Russell’s brother is now with another foster family.