Foster agency disputes state's findings in death

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 9:39 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A foster care agency that oversaw a home in which an 11-month-old was killed disputes the findings of the state's investigation into the death.

The state this week ordered Lutheran Social Services of the South to stop taking children into its Austin-area program. State officials said the agency knew that Jacob Salas -- a man with a history of drug, alcohol and domestic abuse -- visited the Cedar Park home where the child was living but failed to keep him away.

He's jailed on felony child abuse charges in Orion Hamilton's death.

The Austin American-Statesman reports Friday the foster agency said in a statement they told state Department of Family and Protective Services in a meeting they "do not agree with their findings."

The agency did not give specifics.

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