Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Torture of Antioch foster twins, death, reaching courthouse climax

By John Simerman
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 01/25/2011 04:38:08 PM PST
Updated: 01/25/2011 08:29:31 PM PST

Blame spreads around, it seems, for the brutal death of 15-year-old Jazzmin Davis, of Antioch, in 2008 and the torture authorities say she and her twin brother suffered for years at the hands of their aunt and foster mom, Shemeeka Davis.

San Francisco officials have agreed in principle to pay $4 million to Jazzmin's brother to settle a lawsuit against the city's child welfare agency and social worker Ann Marie Smith, accused of turning a blind eye to abuse at the house on Killdeer Drive in Antioch. FULL STORY

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