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Vermont lawmakers look to improve child protective laws

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VERMONT -- Vermont lawmakers are looking for ways to improve the state's child protective laws.

The state has been looking for ways to improve the laws after the death of a Vermont toddler.

Dezirae Sheldon's stepfather, Dennis Duby, 30, allegedly caused the head injuries that killed the child.

The two-year-old's death sparked questions about why she was living with Duby and her mother after her mother, Sandra Eastman, was convicted of breaking the girls leg last year.

In the wake of Dezirae's death, a special senate child protection panel was formed to examine Vermont's child protection system.

The Department for Children and Families Commissioner said the agency is in the midst of doing an internal review.

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