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Rachel’s Sister Should Not Have To Risk Same Fate Letter Of The Week: From June 24

It’s extremely difficult to remain objective regarding the senseless death of Rachel Carver. Based on the articles in the newspaper recently, I am stunned at the lack of judgment on the part of Lori Beal.

Let me see if I understand. Lori Beal was divorced from a man prohibited from contact with his daughters. Decisions like this are not reached lightly, so I think Mr. Carver’s parenting speaks for itself. Ms. Beal moved to California, where her live-in fiancee is suspected by California’s Child Protective Service of beating and sexually molesting both girls. Ms. Beal filed a restraining order because, in her own words, “CPS stated I needed to file a (temporary restraining order) as a way to prove to them I can protect my children.” It appears that filing the order was not voluntary, and Ms. Beal was not taking the best interests of her daughters to heart. Ms. Beal has yet to refer to this individual as her “ex-fiancee.” This is more revealing than she may realize.

Her next move to “protect” her daughters is to send them to the home of a person convicted of attempted rape! This person has now confessed to Rachel’s murder.

Ms. Beal states that the unhappy stories about Rachel’s life, now being publicized, are only a small portion of her life. God help this woman! Does she really believe that repeated reports of sexual abuse and beatings of this child were only a small portion of the child’s life? Does that mean it is unimportant and insignificant?

Please, CPS, don’t let Rachel’s death be for nothing. Before Ms. Beal leaves the state again with Danielle (Rachel’s sister) and subjects this girl to a small portion of her sister’s life, make this child a ward of the state and provide her with a loving, safe home.

I’m sure there are thousands of families in Spokane who would gladly do what Rachel’s parents and family didn’t do - protect her. M. Nettles Spokane

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