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May 23, 2012 permalink
When a foster child is placed in a new home, social workers commonly fail to notify the new family of the child's problems. Today's story does not say whether CAS warned, but an unnamed Niagara Falls woman almost died.
Niagara Falls teen charged with attempted murder
A 16-year-old boy faces attempted murder charges after police say a Niagara Falls woman suffered serious injuries following an altercation with her foster child.
Niagara Regional Police were called to a home on Thorold Stone Rd. shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday and found a woman suffering from serious injuries.
The woman said she had been attacked with a garden shovel and frying pans and suffered multiple blows to the face, head, arms and body.
Police said the victim was taken to the Greater Niagara General Hospital where she was treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
A further investigation indicated the suspect had fled to the Ajax, Ont. area. He was subsequently apprehended by Durham Regional Police and returned to Niagara.
The suspect, who cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces charges of attempted murder and failing to comply with a court order.
Source: Niagara Falls Review