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Parents Of Starved Teen Suing City Officials
CBS3-TV Philly ^ | August 12,2008 | CBS3/AP

Posted on 08/12/2008 8:12:20 PM PDT by brityank

Parents Of Starved Teen Suing City Officials

PHILADELPHIA (CBS3/AP) ― The parents charged along with city workers in the starvation death of a bedridden teenager have sued Philadelphia officials in her death.

A prosecutor blasts Andrea and Daniel Kelly for trying to profit from their daughter's August 2006 death.

Andrea Kelly is charged with murder in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, Danieal, who suffered from malnutrition and severe bedsores. The father, Daniel Kelly, is charged with endangerment.

Kelly, who suffered from cerebral palsy, was found starved to death in a sweltering, filthy West Philadelphia home in August 2006.

"It's absurd, it is disgusting at any possible level," Mayor Michael Nutter said referring to lawsuit. "The parents essentially murdered their daughter and then turn around and sue us and try to collect money."

Nine people have been charged in death of Danieal, who was under the protection of the city's human services agency. The defendants are her parents, three family friends, two private employees and two city social workers.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs3.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cpswatch; filthydelphia; lawsuit; philadelphia
Those attorneys should be hung, drawn, and quartered, with their remains hung on each side of City Hall.
1 posted on 08/12/2008 8:12:20 PM PDT by brityank
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To: Tribune7

Have you heard of this debacle yet?

Ping.


2 posted on 08/12/2008 8:13:10 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Maybe I’m naive about law, but if I were an attorney, I would refuse to take the case, then tell the plaintiffs to never darken my office ever again.


3 posted on 08/12/2008 8:15:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: brityank

Here’s an excerpt:

“The plaintiffs lawyers say the suit, filed this month, could benefit the victim’s siblings. They say the parents could be barred from any damage award if they are convicted.”

So, maybe the lawyers, if not their clients’, have some sense of right and wrong.


4 posted on 08/12/2008 8:18:25 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: brityank

5 posted on 08/12/2008 8:19:54 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Absolutely outragesous.


6 posted on 08/12/2008 8:21:41 PM PDT by blam
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To: Clintonfatigued
“The plaintiffs lawyers say the suit, filed this month, could benefit the victim’s siblings. They say the parents could be barred from any damage award if they are convicted.”

No. This is a case of scumbag ambulance chasing lawyers looking for an easy paycheck.

7 posted on 08/12/2008 8:22:43 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: blam

In case you haven’t seen the whole story, on the right side there are three links that give the gory details. Me — I’d like five minutes with each of them, to meet my baseball bat! I wouldn’t kill them, just cripple them a lot.


8 posted on 08/12/2008 8:25:15 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

That is so horrible and makes me so angry. Those parents should have that done to them.

And the lawyers are like a new level of sleaze.


9 posted on 08/12/2008 8:26:16 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: brityank

Isn’t that true of most attorneys?


10 posted on 08/12/2008 8:27:28 PM PDT by pankot
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To: brityank
Was John Edwards in town?
11 posted on 08/12/2008 8:27:58 PM PDT by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: pankot

No, believe it or not. I had a note from my attorney, written to both my ex-wife and I, saying we could help put our kids through college, or the attorneys. “Choose wisely!” Point made; gratefully.


12 posted on 08/12/2008 8:31:39 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Valpal1

Speaking of legal debacles.....here’s one for you..... :o


13 posted on 08/12/2008 8:39:53 PM PDT by BossLady (People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own soul. ~Carl Jung)
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To: brityank
I really can't stomach much more of this nonsense going on in our country! This is getting out of hand. There is a big case going on in Houston right now, mind you, I am not a big fan of Joel Osteen, but the plaintiff is claiming that she got hemorrhoids from the exchange on the plane between her and Joel's wife. Do they have no shame?
14 posted on 08/12/2008 8:42:44 PM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

ping


15 posted on 08/12/2008 8:49:08 PM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: claymax

“Do they have no shame?”

Apparently not. Someone should tell them what TMI means !


16 posted on 08/12/2008 8:51:01 PM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: brityank
Bobby Darin's "Artificial Flowers" never fails to being a tear to my eye. The thought of that little girl left to her own devices whilst too young and too innocent to even be aware of her dire straits. Perhaps even unaware of freezing. Unaware even that it was a struggle she struggled on in the unheated room doing the only thing she knew, making artificial flowers to sell on the streets.

There has to be a Heaven even if it's only for life's unfortunates.

17 posted on 08/12/2008 8:58:34 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Stephanie32

LOL, do I confuse them and tell them TMI means “That’s My Ignorance”?


18 posted on 08/12/2008 9:02:14 PM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: brityank
Having lived in Philadelphia for a few years, I am baffled by the shear number of outrageous incidents like this that occur there.

Is there some kind of perverse Spirit within that city ?

19 posted on 08/12/2008 9:39:30 PM PDT by happygrl
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To: brityank

They are suing because the department of social services didn’t keep them from starving their own child to death? Incredible.


20 posted on 08/12/2008 10:00:32 PM PDT by bluegirl
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To: brityank

What a sweet looking child. I’m sure she’s in her real father’s arms now.


21 posted on 08/12/2008 10:01:38 PM PDT by smedley64 (UHbUHmUH- The incoherent candidate.)
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To: brityank

After years of hearing these horror stories, I am so happy they’re charging the social workers....IT’S ABOUT TIME!


22 posted on 08/12/2008 10:13:42 PM PDT by Hildy (You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.)
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To: brityank

a Disgraceful city run by dems for 50 years!


23 posted on 08/12/2008 10:37:28 PM PDT by philly-d-kidder (Kuwait where the Temperature has been above 100 F since Easter Sunday!)
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To: pankot
Isn’t that true of most attorneys?

It's lawyers like these that give the other 2% of them a bad name.

24 posted on 08/13/2008 1:12:11 AM PDT by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got Seven? [NRA Life Member])
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To: claymax

“Do I confuse them and tell them TMI means ‘that’s my ignorance’?”

Sorry about that! It means “too much information” (meaning about the hemorrhoids).


25 posted on 08/13/2008 6:44:11 AM PDT by Stephanie32
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To: Stephanie32

I know, what it means, thti s why I said “should I confuse them more” Never mind, my sad attempt at humor, sorry.


26 posted on 08/13/2008 10:02:45 AM PDT by claymax ("Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all." Alexander the Great)
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To: claymax

No problem, I should have read what you wrote better. My mistake. :)


27 posted on 08/13/2008 10:33:17 AM PDT by Stephanie32
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