In Virginia, Ann Marie Cardinal was freed from jail after a new sentencing hearing. She was serving time for charges in connection with the 2005 death of Hannah Weiss. Ms. Cardinal allegedly has prior convictions. News stories report that she allegedly was the subject of prior complaints to Child Protective Services and was convicted in 2000 of a misdemeanor. In 2001, Ms. Cardinal was convicted of conspiracy to obtain money under false pretenses. Allegedly, as a convicted felon she was prohibited from providing day care but continued to advertise as a legitimate day care until the death of Hannah Weiss happened in her home. Allegedly, the Hannah’s mother thought Ms. Cardinal was licensed to run a day care after seeing a framed certificate hanging on Ms. Cardinal’s wall. Hannah’s death was ruled sudden unexpected infant death with no anatomic cause. News stories reported that Circuit Judge H. Thomas Padrick, Jr. complained that the General Assembly had not crafted a statute that sufficiently addresses the deceptive behavior demonstrated by Ms. Cardinal. In this news article that judge is quoted as saying, “It’s a huge tragedy all around, and at the same time, it’s an alarm bell for parents seeking day care for their children. The state’s not going to help them much.”
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Attorney Christopher Keane has devoted his Bay Area practice to representing children whose lives have been irrevocably altered by abuse, neglect, injury, or death. He is a member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (SFCAPC), and is currently serving as the President on their Board of Directors. The prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers has awarded Christopher Keane a top rating and, reflecting his dedication to professional excellence. In addition, Mr. Keane is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Trial Lawyers in America, listed in the top 500 Plaintiff's attorneys in America by Lawdragon.com and as a principal member of Keane Law has acted as lead plaintiff’s lawyer on a number of successful multi-million dollar cases.