A death under foster care

One of the foster children placed in the care of Kiana Barker under United Care was Viola "Vicki" Vanclief, whose mother was a crack addict and prostitute living in a board and care facility for the mentally ill. In 2010, after hours of heavy drinking, Barker burst into the girl's room and beat her, according to testimony. When Barker was pulled away, the little girl was on the floor, struggling to breathe, the witness said. She died a day later at the age of 2.
Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
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