PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — The family of a Massachusetts woman allegedly killed by a resident of a group home has asked a judge to order the release of a new report on the killing.
Stephanie Moulton, of Peabody, was a case worker at the group home where Deshawn Chappell had been placed when she was fatally stabbed in January 2011. Chappell was charged in her killing.
The Salem News reports (http://bit.ly/UVbQ9v ) that Moulton’s parents want access to what they believe is a Department of Mental Health report to use in a lawsuit they've filed against the state and directors of the private agency that ran the group home.
A judge has given lawyers for the state time to file a response. The family is also seeking information on Chappell’s prior placements and any incidents that led to his transfer to the home.