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On March 6, 4-year-old Dontel Jeffers was rushed to the hospital by his foster mother, who said the boy hurt himself. But his biological family contended DSS placed Dontel in a foster home where he was beaten to death. In August, Dontel's foster mother, Corinne Stephen, and her step-cousin were charged with murder. At left, Dontel's funeral service at The Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester March 16. <img src ='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> <a target='new' href ='http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/03/17/mourners_seek_answers'>Story
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Family mourns boy who died in foster care
On March 6, 4-year-old Dontel Jeffers was rushed to the hospital by his foster mother, who said the boy hurt himself. But his biological family contended DSS placed Dontel in a foster home where he was beaten to death. In August, Dontel's foster mother, Corinne Stephen, and her step-cousin were charged with murder. At left, Dontel's funeral service at The Greater Love Tabernacle Church in Dorchester March 16. Story
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