Community marks ten years since foster child Marcus Fiesel's murder
HAMILTON, Ohio (WKRC) - A community remembrance for Marcus Fiesel was held in Butler County on Aug. 5. It marked ten years since the 3-year-old foster child was locked in a closet and died.
Marcus would have been a teenager had he lived. During the ceremony, Butler County officials made note of the changes in its foster care system. They are changes that were a result of his tragic death.
They'll plant a tree in memory of Marcus. It was August 4th of 2006 when the little boy was bound in a closet by his foster parents as they went out of town. They returned two days later to find him dead.
Prosecutors say Marcus' body was burned by his foster father, David Carroll. He and his wife, Liz Carroll, reported him missing which prompted a massive search of Juilfs Park in Anderson Twp. and the surrounding area.
Marcus' case worker, Joseph Beumer, talked about how the case changed him. "I've challenged myself to become a better person, to become a better worker, to hopefully share my experiences that I have gone through, the trauma that I experienced as a result of his death, to share that with other workers to help them become better workers."
Beumer is still a case worker. He says he wasn't going to let this case keep him from what he loves to do which is help children. He wants to continue Marcus' legacy beyond Friday's remembrance.
Liz Carroll was sentenced to 54 years in prison. David Carroll was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Amy Baker, a key witness in the case, was granted immunity.