Teens Kill Foster Parent

1-1-08 The foster care system has long been a subject of intense debate and scrutiny. Discussion erupted again in Charlotte, Tennessee, after two teenagers were charged with killing their foster mother and her mother-in-law. The New Years day killings sparked renewed criticism about how the State Department of Children’s Services place juveniles in foster care. Seventeen-year-old James Earl Garrett, and 15-year-old Jeffrey Byrd Johnson Jr. are both charged with first-degree murder in the slayings.  Police have remained silent as to … Continue reading →