The various legal, financial and social problems orbiting the foster home in which Alexandria Hill was placed should have been a bright red flag that it is was not suitable, stable or safe for any child needing shelter — much less a toddler.
There were the known problems of Sherill Small and her husband, Clemon. Clemon Small had at least four misdemeanor convictions. And the couple’s finances were not stable. Neither had full-time employment or a steady income; he brought in some money running karaoke shows. She picked up different jobs, working the rodeo or cleaning offices. It seems clear that the couple needed the $650 to $700 they got monthly from the state for caring for Alexandria to meet their own expenses.
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