The home of Marchella Pierce.
Two child welfare workers were charged in the death of a child under their care - the first such prosecution in the city's history, officials said Wednesday.
Authorities said an Administration for Children's Services case worker failed to visit the Bedford-Stuyvesant home where 4-year-old Marchella Brett-Pierce was found dead in September.
The worker, Damon Adams, was also accused of falsifying records after the girl died weighing just 18 pounds. Adams' direct supervisor, Chereece Bell, was charged for not monitoring his work on the case.
The ACS workers both resigned a month after the girl's death. They each face criminally negligent homicide charges and were expected to be arraigned late Wednesday.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office also announced Wednesday that the girl's grandmother, Loretta Brett, has been indicted for second-degree manslaughter for sleeping in the same room as the child "night after night as she lay tied in her bed with no food."
Brett never reported the suspected abuse. The girl's mother, Carlotta Brett-Pierce, is already facing a trial for murder.
Police said Marchella was dehydrated, beaten, starved and forced to take adult medication.
District Attorney Charles Hynes vowed to probe whether the city agency followed its own recommendations, implemented after the tragic and well-publicized death or Nixzmary Brown in 2006.
"We're going to find at long last what they're doing at ACS so there are no more children fatalities," he said.