Charges dropped against 2 former case workers in death of 4-year-old Brooklyn girl Marchella Brett-P

The child's mother and grandmother were convicted in connection with the case.

The child's mother and grandmother were convicted in connection with the case. (12/18/13)

BROOKLYN - Charges have been dropped against two former New York City case workers in connection with the death of a 4-year-old Brooklyn girl.

Damon Bell and Chereece Adams were charged in 2011 with criminally negligent homicide after Marchella Brett-Pierce died in Sept. 2010, weighing just 18 pounds.

The case workers had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges under a plea deal.

The child's mother, Carlotta Brett-Pierce, was sentenced to 32 years to life in prison, and the girl's grandmother, Loretta Brett, was convicted of manslaughter.

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