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Laura Cummings: A Life Lost

5:05 PM, Oct 30, 2010   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY-- Halloween is a time when people love to check out haunted houses.

But a home in North Collins was a real life house of horrors for a young mentally challenged woman.

It's where Laura Cummings was tortured and eventually killed by her own mother's hand, allegedly with the help of her half-brother.

A special 2 On Your Side investigation by our own Scott Brown found disturbing accusations and a lack of action.

He tells us how, despite numerous and continual warnings that Laura was being horribly abused, the Erie County Social Services Department did nothing to protect her.

Scott also explains what action state lawmakers are taking to try and keep other vulnerable adults like Laura safe.

Click on the hearing story to see what those lawmakers want to see changed.

Click on Eva's plea to hear what she told the judge the day she admitted in court that she killed her daughter.

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