The state’s foster care system failed Orion Destany Hamilton.
That’s the way Orion’s father, Brian Hamilton, sees the violent end to his daughter’s short life. He told the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball and Claire Osborn in a report printed Thursday that he had warned Child Protective Services that Jacob Salas, the man accused of killing his year-old daughter, was a threat to the girl. But Orion’s foster mother, Brian Hamilton’s sister, denied Salas lived with her or frequently visited her apartment. CPS appears to have accepted her word despite public records pointing to the contrary.
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