Not even Shakespeare could make this kind of tragedy up. As ex-foster parents Liz and David Carroll face murder charges for leaving poor Marcus Fiesel to die in a closet, Fiesel’s bio-mom, Donna Trevino, is suing the Carrolls, Ohio’s Butler County, and the Lifeway for Youth child placement agency for neglect in Marcus’ death…to the tune of $5 million. In other words, the woman who underfed Marcus, and kept him and her other kids in a house smeared with shit, is now attempting to cash in on a chain of events that started because of her lousy parenting. Un-fucking-believable. You gotta admit, it takes a serious set of cajones (or a serious lack of brains) to make a list of all the people who failed your son, and leave your own neglectful ass out of the timeline.
The Cincinnati Enquirer’s editorial board has the right solution here: let Trevino’s lawsuit proceed, so that everybody responsible is held accountable, but by no means award her any money. No one should profit off of Marcus Fiesel’s passing, and that goes double for Trevino.