Group Using Marcus' Death As Point To Changing State Law

The death of a three year old foster child could bring about major changes to Ohio law.

A child welfare group wants foster parents accused of murdering children placed in their care automatically eligible for the death penalty.

The Public Children's Services Association of Ohio plans to deliver their recommendation to Ohio lawmakers.

The group also is planning on delivering other changes that they would like to see to the state's foster care system.

The group is reacting to the death of three-year-old Marcus Fiesel.

Prosecutors say that the developmentally disabled Fiesel died at the hands of the foster parents, Liz and David Carroll.

The Carrolls, according to prosecutors, wrapped the boy in a blanket, bound him with packing tape and left him in a closet for two days while they attended a family reunion in August.

Prosecutors also say that the couple found Marcus dead when they returned home.

The Carroll's trials are scheduled to begin early next year.

Report: FOX19 News Producer: Cliff Jenkins