HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Nearly a week after a prosecutor said Brian Frazier confessed to punching and killing his 12-day-old son, the grandparents of Khan Frazier said Khan and older brother Kane should have been removed from the house.
Bruce Alston and Sandra Alston said the Department of Social Services missed obvious signs that the house on Kimery Drive was unfit for children.
"Why would they go into a place that's basically a gutter or a garbage pit and inspect the baby and leave?" Bruce Alston said.
Alston said case workers had been visiting the family about three times a week for months.
"DSS should have walked through the house and seen diapers full of manure and urine and decided that that's not a place where the parents should live let alone the children," Alston said.
The Department of Social Services is not legally allowed to discuss cases publicly.
The department is not even allowed to acknowledge that there is any sort of investigation by Child Protective Services.
Alston said he wanted the family to come live with he and his wife but was rebuffed by Frazier and Ash.
"I was told that that was their household and this is my household and what goes on in my household is my business and what goes on in their household is their business," Alston said.
Alston said without any legal standing to take the newborn Khan and the 15-month-old Kane out of the house, he depended on DSS to do so.
Alston said DSS failed.