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Mother Wants Center Held Accountable for Son's Death

Mother Wants Center Held Accountable for Son's Death



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Mary Richards, KSL NewsradioThe mother of a boy who died at a Draper youth care facility says she wants the center held accountable.

Two counselors were charged with neglect in the boy's death.

Dana Blum says she has mixed feelings over the charges in the death of her 14-year-old son Brendan.

"I placed him at Youth Center because I felt they could take good care of him and I knew the staff there. It's really hard for me to watch what happened there," she said.

But Blum says she hopes the charges against the center's counselors will bring changes.

The center says the criminal prosecution is unwarranted.

An autopsy showed Brendan died of an obstructed bowel that investigators say would have not been deadly if he had received medical care.

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