New details in abuse death of Eugene teen

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — New details have been released about abuse that resulted in the 2009 death of 15-year-old Jeanette Maples in Eugene.

The details are in reports from Department of Human Services caseworkers about Maples’ 12-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother. They were used by a Lane County sheriff’s detective to obtain a search warrant for the family home. And they were released this week at the request of The Oregonian and The Register Guard after a $1.5 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed against the state.

The 12-year-old girl said their mother didn’t mean to hurt Jeanette. Her 5-year-old brother described how Jeanette was beaten bloody.

The mother, Angela McAnulty, is on death row after pleading guilty to aggravated murder. The stepfather, Richard McAnulty, is serving a life sentence for murder by abuse.