Vermilion malnutrition case to go to grand jury

An Erie County grand jury could weigh in next month on the county's investigation into an 18-month-old child's death in Vermilion Township.
Jessica Cuffman
Dec 23, 2012

 

Issac Brothers-Bartholomew died Nov. 6 of malnutrition at his family's Risden Road home. His mother, Adrienne Bartholomew, 34, called 911 after she discovered her son unresponsive in his crib. Her husband, James Brothers, 33, was holding the child's lifeless body in his arms when paramedics arrived.  

The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Social workers then removed the couple's six surviving children from the home, although four of them were taken to a Cleveland hospital to be treated for malnutrition. Erie County deputies and a coroner's report have said Isaac died of malnutrition.  

The children ranged in age from 11 to 2 years old. The children's grandmother, who is a home healthcare nurse, was responsible for taking care of at least three of the children. Detectives said the grandmother's role in the home is also a focus of their investigation.

Officials at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said they plan to investigate any prior involvement on the part of social workers at Erie County Job and

Family Services. Administrators at the county agency initially said they received no complaints about the family, but they later changed their story and said they had, in fact, received three phone calls from people concerned about the Brothers-Bartholomew family in recent years.
 

Comments

onegirlarmy

"The children's grandmother, who is a home healthcare nurse, was responsible for taking care of at least three of the children. Detectives said the grandmother's role in the home is also a focus of their investigation".,...
DAMN SURE BETTER BE!!!!! Come on!!! who sees their grandchildren slowly starve to death?...the cries that she must have heard comming from this home...those poor babies!!!...i hope with Gods grace she is filled with guilt and eaten alive!!!

gene44870

As far as this story goes the workers that were suppose to be doing their jobs should be taken before the grand jury for not doing what they should have done to protect them poor kids .
In to many cases the parents are held accountable and nothing becomes of the welfare workers
. The children services worker just pushes these cases threw with no regard for the things like this to happen .
Its sickening that the courts hold the parents to the highest standerd , but not the workers that are suppose to be pros .

onegirlarmy

i agree everyone who dropped the ball,turned a blind eye and ignored obvious neglect!