Richard Rountree Federal Lawsuit Filed Against DCFS Workers In Rica Rountree's Beating Death By Edith Brady-Lunny • Dec 9, 2020 Michael Reynolds / AP The beating death of an 8-year-old Normal girl is the focus of a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against six state child welfare workers, the child’s father and the woman serving life in prison for the child’s death. Baker Defends Child Abuse Video Jurors Saw In Murder Trial By Edith Brady-Lunny • Oct 9, 2020 Cynthia Baker denied Friday that she killed 8-year-old Rica Rountree, suggesting instead that the child’s father was a more likely source of the fatal blow that ended the child’s life. Rica Rountree's Father Gets 8 Years After Guilty Plea By Edith Brady-Lunny • Feb 6, 2020 The father of an 8-year-old girl killed in 2019 by his girlfriend pleaded guilty Thursday to child endangerment. Plea Agreement Possible In Rountree Child Endangerment Case By Ryan Denham • Jan 17, 2020 The defense attorney for Richard Rountree said Friday she’s talking to prosecutors about a plea agreement that could resolve the child endangerment charge against him. Failing Rica: B-N Girl's Death Exposes Holes In State's Child Protection System By Edith Brady-Lunny & Ryan Denham • Oct 8, 2019 Family Photo The doctor who performed Rica Rountree’s autopsy started by counting the scars on her body.