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Foster parents’ sentence reduced in death of girl, 2

Post Falls foster parents once facing charges of injury to a child and conspiracy to conceal evidence were sentenced on a reduced charge of perjury in a North Idaho courtroom this week. Jeremy M. Clark and Amber M. Clark were accused of causing the 2009 death of 2-year-old Karina Moore, who was placed in their home by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The couple told investigators that the girl fell down some carpeted stairs, but the coroner ruled her death a homicide from blunt force trauma.

Charges dropped in Post Falls foster child death

COEUR D’ALENE — Kootenai County prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a Post Falls couple that had been charged with abusing two foster children, including one who died.

Couple accused of injuring boy

A Post Falls couple were arrested Thursday in connection with the injury of one foster child in their care and the death of another. Jeremy M. Clark, 36, and Amber M. Clark, 28, were charged with two counts of injury to a child, one count of conspiracy to conceal evidence and one count of perjury in two, four-count indictments, Kootenai County Prosecutor Barry McHugh said in a news release.

Couple held in death of Post Falls toddler

Post Falls police arrested a Post Falls couple in the January 2009 death of 2-year-old Karina Janay Moore, who was fatally injured while in the couple’s foster care. Jeremy and Amber Clark were booked into Kootenai County Jail on Thursday on charges of injury to a child, conspiracy and perjury, according to a jail official. The case has been sealed by a judge until the Clarks’ first court appearance, according to Kootenai County Prosecuting Attorney Barry McHugh.

Death of child triggers lawsuit

The state of Idaho is responsible for the death of a Post Falls toddler, according to a lawsuit filed late last month in federal court. Karina Janay Moore was 2 when she died Jan. 16, 2009, from injuries sustained 10 days earlier in her Post Falls foster home. According to police, her foster mother said the little girl fell down a flight of carpeted stairs. However, the Spokane County medical examiner ruled the death a homicide due to “blunt force” head trauma.

Police are still probing death

One year ago today, 2-year-old Karina Janay Moore died from injuries she sustained 10 days earlier in her Post Falls foster home. Police received the call at two seconds after midnight on Jan. 7, 2009. When they arrived, the foster mother said the little girl had fallen down a flight of carpeted stairs. The medical examiner, however, ruled the death a homicide from “blunt force” head trauma.

Karina’s mother seeking justice

Samantha Moore keeps the ashes of her 2-year-old daughter, Karina Janay Moore, on top of her entertainment center, in the center of her living room. The black urn is engraved with the dates of Karina’s birth and death and is adorned with a heart-shaped picture of the smiling child.