Friday, November 18, 2011

Social worker who handled case of murdered child resigns after another child's death

A social worker for the state's Cabinet for Health and Family Services resigned in October before she was fired in the aftermath of a child's death.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Nov. 18 that supervisors wanted to fire the employee, citing claims that she didn't fully investigate a June 14 report about a three-year-old girl's arm being broken. According to state records, the supervisors believed the social worker failed to properly investigate allegations of physical abuse of a Christian County girl who died less than a month later. Her father has been charged with murdering her.

The girl, Alayna Adair, died July 2 after being taken to a Nashville hospital. Her father, Charles T. Morris, 22, is charged with murder.

The same social worker, according to state records, also helped handle reports of physical abuse of Amythz Dye, the nine-year-old Todd County girl beaten to death by her adoptive brother in February. Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled earlier this month that the state's records regarding her death must be made public. The Todd County Standard filed the lawsuit to obtain access to the records. To read about the judge's ruling in the case, read a report at

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Jack Conway said the office has been notified of the allegations against the social worker. The spokeswoman would neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation. (Read more)

1 comment:

  1. Sad this is happening all over ky. and nobody is protecting our children. State is paying these so called people to care for kids and no care or protection is recieved.Sad my son has been molested in the states custody and they gave him right back to the people that did it. Shame on KY