Fort Worth, Texas – – Two men are now charged with the death of the child they cared for in Fort Worth.
Police arrested Joseph Delancy and Deondrick Foley for the death of three-year-old Amari Boone last April.
He was taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center with severe head trauma and died on Easter Sunday. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner decided that his death was murder.
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Police said Delancy and Foley were friends of the family who took care of Amari and his 19-month-old brother because child protection services had granted them custody.
CPS said it did background checks and visits to the house before the children were allowed to live there. A judge also approved the placement.
A judge has since removed Amari’s brother from the house and placed him in foster care.
Delancy and Foley are now charged, among other things, with harming a child.
Fort Worth police said they are still investigating and the charges may be increased.
“The Fort Worth Police Department and the Tarrant County Attorney’s Office continue to work together on this case to bring about the best outcome for Amari Boone’s family. We cannot comment on pending cases, but we all want the same thing: justice for Amari,” the Tarrant County Attorney’s Office said in a statement.