RUSSIAN CARETAKERS REMEMBER HAPPY DAVID POLREIS; GREELEY MOTHER SET TO BE SENTENCED TODAY IN ADOPTED SON'S DEATH

Date: 1997-09-22

SOURCE:    Associated Press
Russian teachers who knew David Polreis Jr. in an orphanage remember him as a kind little boy who made them smile.

The Greeley family that adopted him claim the 2 1/2-year-old boy made their life a living hell. Today, his adoptive mother, Renee Polreis, is scheduled to be sentenced in his Feb. 10, 1996, beating death. Polreis, 44, faces between 16 and 48 years in prison , convicted of child abuse resulting in David's death. The Polreis case has attracted national because of her defense, a little-known emotional condition called reactive attachment disorder....

Ludmila Graboshnikova, director of the Regional Children's Home in Tula, Russia,...

....``I just cried when I found out David had died,'' she said. ``The pain was like a mother losing a child. We feel very bad about what happened

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