DFCS Faces Lawsuit After Teen Starves To Death

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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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DFCS faces a $1 million lawsuit after a Georgia teen died from starvation.

Ebony Berry is still behind bars after being charged with the murder of her 16-year-old daughter, Markea, in 2012. Berry was arrested after allegedly starving her disabled daughter to death.

“I don’t know why Ebony had so much hate toward her daughter,” said Markea’s grandmother, Cheryl Goree.

“She punished her. She hated her daughter,” said Goree.

Markea reportedly weighed less than 50 lbs. at a later hearing.

“I could see most of the bones in her body. There was hardly any muscle mass left. Just a skeleton with skin is the way I could best describe it,” said Cobb County Detective Christopher Twiggs.

This was not the first case of abuse against Markea. In 2010, Markea was found in an Austell walmart afraid to go home. DFCS investigated but quickly closed the case.

Now DFCS faces a $1 million lawsuit in wrongful death, filed by the estate of Markea’s administrator.

Written by: Khiry Clements (intern)

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