Jennifer Dalhover, 36, and Joseph Sandoval, 21, are being held on a 1 million dollar bail for the murder of their 2 year old daughter. Little Tori was removed from her parents at birth by CPS, and placed in foster care with 8 older siblings because the family had a history of domestic violence and child abuse, as well as sexual abuse committed by Dalholver against Sandoval when he was a minor. Recently, Dalhover obtained a restraining order against Sandoval for domestic violence.
11 abuse reports on record!! Holy hell why did some one not sterilize this bitch??? Apparently, the Department of Children and Family Services pushed the courts to put Tori back with her parents, while the foster family fought to keep Tori away from them. The judge was unwilling to listen to the foster family and the older siblings, even though the parents had dropped out of contact with Social Services and court mandated programs to prepare them for the return of their daughter…can you say red flag?? With parenting programs unfinished, they showed up in court with a newborn, asking for Tori to be back with them…wonder how the judge feels now?? 4 months after being back with her mommy and daddy, she’s dead!! Dead from starvation! Little Tori also had a fractured rib and bruises on her body.
The administrator of the foster care agency wrote a 2 page letter to the judge stating “grave concern” for Tori’s well being. Linda (the administrator) said the court had not considered the risk of returning Tori to her bio parents. She wrote, “I know that reunification is primary and always work toward that goal. However, there are cases where common sense must prevail and history is relevant.” Officials had received 2 warnings about Tori’s well being in the months before her death. Despite all the concerns, the courts left Tori with her parents. Social visits were ordered and those records showed Tori’s weight droped from the 50 percentile for her age to the fifth percentile. Elise Esparza, a friend of Tori’s relatives said that the month before she died , Tori was pale and gaunt.
Officers responded to a call of “a child not breathing” …she had no heart beat either! CPR was performed before Tori was taken to the hospital, and the hospital tried for 6 hours to keep Tori alive… unfortunately, Tori did not come back.
Thanks for the update go to Nadia.
***Special thanks for the write up go to Leslie.