Colorado

Oct 13, 2009 1:01 PM by Associated Press

El Paso County sued in death of foster child

The estate of a 2 year-old girl who died while in foster care in El Paso County is suing the
county.

Alize Vick died last week, a day after suffering what a neurosurgeon described as a "violent blow to the head." Her foster mother, Jules Lynn Cuneo, was later arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and felony child abuse.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court, attorney Mark Elliott alleges that social workers ignored warning signs about possible abuse in the foster home. The county's Department of Human Services declined comment on the lawsuit.

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