CPS Failed Leiliana Wright

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CPS Failed Leiliana Wright

CPS Workers, Investigator Out After 4-Year-Old Child’s Death

Two Texas Child Protective Services workers were fired and a third resigned following the death of a 4-year-old girl in Grand Prairie, the agency confirms.

Leiliana Wright died March 13.  Her mother and the woman’s boyfriend have both been arrested, accused of felony injury to a child in connection with the death.

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In a statement Monday, a CPS agency spokesperson said, “the caseworker and supervisor on the case have been dismissed from the agency.  A CPS Special Investigator who worked on the case resigned.”

The child’s paternal grandmother told NBC 5 she had contacted CPS to report her concerns with Leiliana’s well-being.

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“I called CPS. I called the governor.  I called whoever I could,” grandmother Alisa Clakely said.  “I took pictures and sent them to CPS.”

In response, Clakely said CPS case workers told her they would look into the issues.  But then, nothing would happen.

“If we had done something sooner, I don’t know,” Clakely said.  “I don’t know.”
The child’s mother, Jeri Quezada, is being held on $500,000 bond while Charles Phifer is being held on $1 million bond.

In an arrest affidavit released last week, police allege the couple used heroin and repeatedly beat and restrained the girl before she stopped breathing, after which the child was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to CPS, Leiliana’s case is being reviewed internally.  A full report will be released in the next few weeks.

3 thoughts on “CPS Failed Leiliana Wright”

  1. I am trying to raise money for the Dallas county child advocates center for families and children that has experienced abuse. I talked to the lead decetive over this story and he said that the Leilanna’s family wants all the donations to go there for children in need. Together we can prevent future tragedies like this. No child deserves to have to suffer from pathetic parents who hurt them God will not put up with this. What do America have to do as far solving this crisis. We may have to put cameras to monitor the safety and security of our own children well being.

    1. Lora, Thank You for your input.
      Children need their parents to LOVE THEM, FEED THEM, TEACH THEM, and SUPERVISE THEM, because all Children deserve to be safe as they grow up, so they have their chance to leave this world a better place.

  2. I honestly hate how people think everyone should have kids because kids are supposed to be a serious commitment for raising our future, not a necessity or punishment. I also hate hat ridiculous idea that mothers are better than dads because actually, they can be just as abusive. I hope that truly fat, ugly, bloated bitch who murdered her own daughter, along with her slimy boyfriend, gets a very suitable punishment.

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