Family of Emani Moss plans to sue state for $1 million

5:07 PM, Nov 21, 2013   |    comments
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Emani Moss, 10

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has obtained the letter of intent to sue Georgia's Department of Human Services for Emani Moss's death.

Lawyers for Emani's grandmother announced their intent last week to file a $1 million wrongful death suit against the state.

READ | Moss family letter of intent to sue the state

As part of 11Alive's ongoing investigation into the deaths of children under DHR's Division of Children and Family Services, we received the the letter under the Georgia Open Records Act.

Robin Moss's attorney, Ken Shigley, says they are giving the state the required 90-day notice that she is going to sue.

Emani's grandmother believes that not only are the father and stepmother responsible for the death of 10 year-old Emani -- starving her until she died and then burning her in a trash can -- but the grandmother believes DFCS is also responsible, because DFCS repeatedly investigated allegations that Emani was abused in that home but never got Emani out of there.

In our newscasts we promise to expose problems in DFCS and search for solutions for the state agency to set up to keep children safe. SEE our continuing coverage here and SIGN THE PETITION calling for more accountability.

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