Morning Poll: Is Child Protective Services Somewhat to Blame For Death of 6-Year-Old Jacob Gibson?
Child Protective Services is catching some heat following the murder of a 6-year-old Phoenix boy.
Police say Jacob Gibson was beaten with a wire hanger and a belt buckle by his parents, Benny Gibson, 49, and Jennifer Edna Paul, 37.
Jacob died Sunday -- about a week after the beating.
Turns out, Jacob's parents already were on CPS' radar. The agency currently has five open cases on the family regarding alleged child abuse.
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Jacob, however, remained in the home -- and the beatings continued until he ultimately was killed.
CPS didn't physically kill the 6-year-old, but did its inaction lead to the boy's death?
We want to know what you think: Is CPS on the hook for the death of 6-year-old Jacob Gibson?
Cast your vote below.
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