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A Decade After Marcus Fiesel Why Are Kids Still Dying In The Care of People They Trust

August 9, 2016

It's hard to imagine a more horrific way for a toddler to die than the fate that 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel suffered back in 2006. He perished wrapped in a blanket, bound with tape and left inside a closet with no food or water over a hot August weekend. The foster parents trusted with caring for Marcus are still in prison for their role in his gruesome, lonely death. Even as Greater Cincinnati grieved a decade ago, professionals in child welfare and foster care services hoped the blue-eyed boy's awful end would inspire changes and improvements in Ohio's child welfare system. And Marcus did inspire changes, to be sure. So why are so many kids still dying?