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9Wants to Know Failed to death Blog: Who Failed Michael Harris

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KUSA - Prosecutors say it's one of the worst child abuse cases they've seen.

Michael Harris was killed two months before what would have been his second birthday. Donald Dean Scarlett was convicted of killing Harris and is serving a 42 year prison term.

During Scarlett's sentencing the judge in the case, Judge Chris Melonakis, said Adams County Human Services "are directly responsible for the death of the child." He also called for a grand jury investigation.

Harris' case was featured in 9WantsToKnow series "Failed to Death" in 2012.

9Wants to Know reporter Jeremy Jojola investigates and speaks with the man convicted of killing Harris and an Adams County child welfare supervisor for a report Thursday night at 9 and 10.

Jojola wrote why he continues to follow this story in a blog, "Who failed Michael Harris?" Read it here:

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