March 23, 2012
A 10-month-old boy's death in foster care has prompted a review of the Virginia Beach Human Services Department.
The review will be conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Child Welfare League of America.
Human Services director Bob Morin tells The Virginian-Pilot that the league's findings will be made public. The department also is the target of an administrative review by the Virginia Department of Social Services.
Thirty-year-old Kathleen Ganiere is serving a 10-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in the 2010 death of 10-month-old Braxton Taylor.
The boy's biological mother, 30-year-old Kristen Wall, has said she noticed bruises on him during a supervised visit and notified a social worker. The boy died two weeks later.