BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — A grandmother is voicing her anger with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services after her granddaughter was killed by her father in October 2022, according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.
In 2016, Angel Ahearn’s mother died in a car crash in Monroe County. Since then, her grandmother, Monica Dunning, said that she was fighting for custody.
After Angel was placed in about eight foster homes—her father, Leonard Ahearn, was eventually awarded custody of her, according to Dunning.
Dunning said before Angel’s mother died, Leonard wasn’t allowed to see Angel. She said there were abuse allegations, and he was placed under a no-contact order.
The couple was in the process of getting a divorce, according to Dunning.
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