Authorities in Dayton, Ohio, took four children from the custody of Regina Moreland's after the death of her 2-year-old grandson, the fourth child to die in her home in the past seven months. "The Morelands believe from the bottom of their hearts that no one is to blame for this tragic occurrence," said Jon Paul Rion, the family's attorney. In contrast, Sgt. Carl Bush said investigators believe Regina might be somewhat responsible for the dying children and plan to review the previous three deaths that, pointedly, were ruled as probable homicides.
The first to go was Moreland's granddaughter DaJainae Phillips, 1, who died November 10. Then great-niece Alexis Marshall, 2, died November 13, followed by granddaughter Danatta Moreland, 3, who died on December 24. Two other family members died in March: Moreland's husband, Phillip, committed suicide and his 19-year-old daughter, Jamila, died in a traffic accident.