Posts tagged "Christopher valdez"

Behind the story: Child homicide report leads to sleepless nights, heartbreaking interview

Behind the story: Child homicide report leads to sleepless nights, heartbreaking interview
I never imagined I would pressure a grieving family member into giving me an interview.  But I was desperate. My deadline was looming and there was still an important piece missing from my story: An interview with the aunt of a young boy who was beaten to death.   His aunt’s name is Katrina and... Read more »

Dying for Attention: The Chicago Reporter finds many kids killed after DCFS investigations

Dying for Attention: The Chicago Reporter finds many kids killed after DCFS investigations
Christopher Valdez hid underneath a table in terror. The boy must have known that he was no match for his mother’s boyfriend, Cesar Ruiz, who was hunting after him. In a fit of rage, Ruiz thrashed the room. Glass shattered. A telephone flew across the room. The boy’s mother, Crystal, sat in the corner crying.... Read more »