The Department of Human Services this afternoon fired workers Dana Poindexter, 51, and Laura Sommerer, 33, a week after the two were criminally charged in connection with the starvation death of 14-year-old Danieal Kelly.

On Monday Mayor Michael Nutter suspended seven employees who had oversight responsibility over caseworkers Poindexter and Sommerer.

A grand jury last week charged the two with child endangerment for doing nothing to save Kelly. The seven supervisors were named in the grand-jury report, but they were not indicted.

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