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New Probe Into Child's Death




by Elizabeth Ruiz
 
A state senator from San Antonio believes a new investigation will show Child Protective Services could have prevented the death of an 8-year-old girl from Schertz.
 
Sara Brasse died of untreated appendicitis in 2009. Her father and his fiancee at the time were convicted of manslaughter, but those convictions were overturned. 
 
"He never took her to the emergency room.  He never took her to a doctor or to a hospital," said Senator Carlos Uresti. 
 
New information in the case has prompted him to ask the Office of Inspector General to investigate the actions of Child Protective Services in Brasse's case. 
 
"It is my understanding that a previous caseworker  will state that some of the information that is very important in her report is not in the current CPS file," said Uresti.
 
He wouldn't elaborate on the details of that new information.
 
"It pertains to the visitation with the father, Mr. Brasse.  It's very significant, very detailed, very relevant information," Uresti said.
 
He believes if that information had been in the CPS report, Sara and her siblings would have been removed from the home before she died. 
 
Uresti told 550 KTSA News reports indicate the children were living in squalor.

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