Slain boy's case raises interest in child welfare oversight
May 28, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Records released last week that indicate Kansas officials investigated claims of child abuse for several years before a 7-year-old boy was tortured, starved, killed and fed to pigs may be strengthening some lawmakers' desire to increase oversight of the child welfare system.
The records show that Kansas Department for Children and Families officials investigated claims of child abuse over several years and had contact with Adrian Jones' father, Michael Jones, and stepmother, Heather Jones, who are now both serving life sentences for killing him. Some lawmakers say Adri...