PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four Philadelphia social workers are on trial on charges of criminal fraud in a case that involves the starvation death of a disabled teenager.
Federal prosecutors say the defendants conspired after the girl's death to falsify documents about family visits. The four include the top supervisors at a company that the city paid $1 million a year to oversee at-risk families.
Those families included that of 14-year-old Danieal (DAN'-yell) Kelly. Her mother later pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in her August 2006 death.
In opening statements Wednesday, a defense lawyer says the company, MultiEthnic Behavioral Health Inc., was paid for social work, not medical expertise.
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A big cat enclosure at Lions, Tigers and Bears Animal Sanctuary in Alpine is almost finished. The multi-acre enclosure will be complete next week and will be home to three white lions among other big cats. News 8's photojournalist Colleen Murphy has a sneak peak of the new habitat.
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