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Mom: Idaho Girl Had Bumps, Scratches Before Death

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The biological mother of a northern Idaho girl who suffered fatal injuries while in foster care claims that she noticed scratches and bumps on her daughter during
supervised visits before the toddler's death in January 2009.

Samantha Richardson told the Coeur d'Alene Press she saw physical and behavioral changes in
her 2-year-old daughter Karina J. Moore during visits to the foster home before the girl died in January 2009.

Richardson sued state officials this April saying she reported abuse allegations to social workers twice but her concerns were never addressed. The foster parents, Jeremy and Amber Clark of Post Falls, were arrested and charged this month with two counts of injury to a child and other felonies. The Clarks told police the toddler fell down a flight of stairs.


      
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