The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A candlelight vigil was held in Mansfield last night for Leiliana Wright, the 4-year-old Grand Prairie girl who died last month in the care of her mother and boyfriend. Her case is bringing increased scrutiny to the state’s Child Protective Services agency.
The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office ruled Leiliana died from blunt-force trauma to her head and abdomen. An arrest warrant states the child had extensive bruising from head to toe and whip marks on her back.
Her mother and boyfriend are both accused in the child’s death.
Other stories this morning:
- The state attorney general’s office is investigating dozens of complaints that guns are being prohibited in areas that are legal. The complaints in Tarrant County come from the Fort Worth Zoo, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and the Will Rogers Memorial Center. A Dallas County government building and the Dallas Zoo also faced complaints for their gun-free signs. The Dallas Zoo was allowed to keep its signs, but Dallas County had to take them down.
- Sepsis recently killed actress Patty Duke. More than 200,000 cases are reported each year, but if it’s caught early, you can survive it.
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