The father of a baby recently killed in a Cedar Park foster home had warned Child Protective Services more than a month ago that his daughter was in danger, but he says that caseworkers refused to believe him.
Brian Hamilton says he told state foster care workers in September that Jacob Salas — the man accused of killing 1-year-old Orion Destany Hamilton — was violent, posed a serious threat to the little girl and shouldn’t be allowed around her. He also lodged his complaints with the child’s court-appointed attorney.
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