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Exclusive Interview: Morales Exposes Child Protective Services’ Legal Kidnapping in New Book

The safe place for Alex Hill, a 2-year-old from Cameron, Texas, turned out to be anything but that, when she was killed by her foster mother.

After her father, Joshua Hill, admitted to using marijuana, Alex Hill was placed into foster care in early 2013.

Her father told child welfare investigators that he smoked after the child was in bed at night. Her mother also has a medical condition that causes frequent seizures, so because of that, the toddler was removed from the house, despite appearing healthy and happy with her parents.

Her foster mother, Sherill Small, was sentenced to life in prison for the July 2013 death of the girl.

The girl’s parents, Hill and Mary Sweeny, reported bruises on their child during visitations.

According to Fox 43, four months before Hill was set to regain custody he received a call that Alex was in the hospital.  Small admitted to police that she had slammed the child onto the floor, saying it was an accident.

Alex’s autopsy revealed several bruises all around her body, and a medical examiner stated her head hit the floor so violently that she had “subdural hemorrhaging, subarachnoid hemorrhaging, and retinal hemorrhaging in both eyes,” according to court testimony.

Another disgusting part of this case, the foster parent’s husband, who lived in home while Alex was there, is a recovering crack cocaine addict and had multiple drug charges.

That’s why Carlos Morales’ new book, Legally Kidnapped is so important. It exposes Child Protective Services and helps families avoid nightmares like the case above.

Benswann.com’s Joshua Cook interviews Carlos Morales on this important issue that the main stream news is ignoring. Please listen below: (Warning Graphic Language)

Toddler Dies In State Custody After Being Taken From Parents

A 2-year-old girl was killed after she was removed from her parents’ home and placed in child protective services.

Toddler Dies In State Custody

Little Alexandria Hill in Round Rock, Texas was taken from her biological parents who were accused of neglecting her because they are pot smokers. The couple was charged with “neglectful supervision,” but claimed to only smoke pot after they put their daughter to bed.

Child Protective Services removed Alexandria from the home of Joshua Hill and his wife last november.

The Hills got visitation time with their daughter. Almost as soon as she was taken, Joshua began to notice severe bruises and injuries on the little girl’s body. He complained to state officials, and Alexandria was given a new foster home.

Things got better after that… For a while.

One day, Joshua got a call from the hospital that he will never forget. His Alexandria was there, and she was in a coma. She died soon thereafter.

After a medical examination, it was concluded that the girl died from trauma to the head. Alexandria’s new foster mother has been charged with murder.

Alexandria’s foster mother, Sherill Small, found the girl through the MENTOR program. Small passed all of the necessary background checks and had no violent history.

Small told investigators that she was spinning Alexandria around in circles when she accidentally let go of her hands. It was then, claimed Small, that the girl brutally hit her head on the carpet.

But her story didn’t add up.

During an examination, doctors found evidence of severe brain injury. After pressing Small with more questions, the woman admitted that she got angry with Alexandria and hit her over the head down near the ground with a “lot of force” several times. The girl’s head smashed against the floor on the third time.

The bigger question in this case is if the state initially acted illicitly. It is entirely possible that state officials overstepped boundaries by forcefully taking the girl and putting her in foster care.

If Alexandria had remained with her biological parents, she likely would not have ended up dead.

Is there blood on the Texas state government’s hands? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.