Caylee, is Freed
& Attends Memorial
(News for 11/12/03)
Barrow was finally freed from foster care today at 11:00 AM.
She was returned to her family under a temporary kinship
placement until a permanent hearing can be held.
She was able to attend today's Citizen's Memorial Service for
her baby brother, Casey Barrow, who died tragically in the Utah
foster care system on October 23, 2003 (the foster mother has
been criminally charged with Casey's death).
Update for 5/9/05: The foster
mother pled guilty.
Attendees at the service heard
from family members seeking answers and comfort, and also
learned that Casey had been beaten and deprived of food by
previous foster care providers.
The family was touched by the
outpouring of citizen support today. It was a moving service
and served to strengthen the commitment to protect and cherish
May Casey be at peace and may we
never forget or ignore what happened to him. May his
family also find peace and comfort.
Note: The service was held on at
noon at the Redwood Memorial Cemetery. For more
information on the service, see our
news item on it and a copy of the
(in .pdf format).
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