06 September 2006

Shitbags of the Week...

While I neither believe in, nor condone the death-penalty, cases like this do test my principles. Perhaps these good folks should be dealt with in exactly the same manner as they did so with their foster-son?

A bigger question is: How exactly did shitbags like this get handed the responsibility to care for someone elses child? What was the Hamilton County thinking?

Most importantly, how in the hell do they plan to prevent this from happening again...?


and David Carroll Indicted


CLERMONT COUNTY – A Clermont County grand jury on Wednesday indicted foster parents Liz and Dave Carroll Jr. in the death of Marcus Fiesel.

Officials say Marcus was bound in a blanket with strapping tape and left in a closet on the weekend of Aug. 4 before the couple, their children and their live-in girlfriend, Amy Baker, went to a family reunion. When they returned, the 3-year-old was dead.

The grand jury handed up felony murder and kidnapping charges.

The couple will be arraigned Thursday in Clermont County, where bond will be set.

In Hamilton County, where the Carrolls have been charged with inducing panic, issuing a false police report and involuntary manslaughter, their bond was set at more than $10.1 million each.

Prosecutors said Wednesday they would seek nothing less than the $10.1 million bond.

A jury trial could start within three months unless the right to a speedy trial is waived, Clermont Prosecutor Don White said.

If convicted on all Clermont charges, the Carrolls face a minimum of 35 years in prison and a maximum life sentence.

“There won’t be any pleas, period,” White said. “I want to put them away for anything I can.”

During a mid-day press conference, White and Assistant Prosecutor Daniel “Woody” Breyer, stressed the importance of the live-in girlfriend’s testimony.

Baker, who officials say was with Dave Carroll Jr. in Brown County when he burned Marcus’ body, and who also knew about the boy being in a closet, has not been charged in connection with the case.

Both Baker and Liz Carroll met with the Hamilton County Grand Jury on Aug. 28. During her testimony, Baker, who previously told the Enquirer she last saw Marcus alive on the morning of Aug. 15, said that Marcus died in the closet over the weekend of Aug. 4.

Breyer said that while he may disagree with Baker’s lifestyle she is imperative in the case against the Carrolls.

“Amy Baker is the be all, end all to this case,” Breyer said.

The Clermont grand jury session started about 11:15 a.m. and lasted about an hour. The Carroll case is the first case for a newly appointed grand jury.
Baker was not called to testify, rather prosecutors presented her grand jury testimony in Hamilton County.

White said there were only two witnesses subpoenaed to testify today.

White subpoenaed the Butler County Children Services file on Marcus for the grand jury late Tuesday. But, he didn't know if they would be used for the session or just the investigation.

They are looking for any information on the Carrolls. White is not seeking charges against anyone else, and he doesn’t plan to investigate whether caseworkers’ actions contributed to Marcus’ death.

Deters has made comments that this should be a capital case. But, White said the grand jury was not being given that option. “We cannot ever prove they intended to kill him,” White said.

As for Marcus’ remains, White said bone fragments have been found, but it is impossible to extract DNA to prove they are Marcus’ because the heat from the fire destroys DNA.

The bone fragments have been identified as human, though, he said.

E-mail ekelley@enquirer.com


Anonymous Pete said...

If you want to get involved with troubled children in the foster care system, study Invisible Kids first. (www.InvisibleKidsTheBook.com) The heartbreaking stories and the interventions Holly Schlaack narrates will give private citizens the impetus they require to volunteer as a CASA or to go for advance training. Professionals who are necessitated with children will realize many of their own experiences in the situations Holly depicts. Her creative, positive, hopeful 12 recommendations will devote professionals and private citizens practical encouragement to heighten their own work and join in to help these little children who have seen firsthand the worst of the adults they had a right to rely upon.

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