9-year-old girl, adopted by her grand parents, Ernesto and Angela Rios, was beaten to death by her mentally ill uncle, Jason Rios, who lived at the same house.
State law prevented case workers to ask questions about Jason Rios' mental illness.
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Other family member
Organizations: Eckerd Community Alternatives
LocationNew Port Richey, Florida
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