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Senator Darin Peterson
Representative Bradley Winn
Utah State Legislature

Re:  State of Utah Harms Baby, Blames Parents

Dear Senator Darin Peterson and 
Representative Bradley Winn:
Please forward this e-mail to all of your contacts – legislative and otherwise.
The State of Utah harmed our baby by not properly training – and then certifying and licensing the inspector that passed our blatantly dangerous manufactured home off as being safe; when in fact it had egregious design errors that exposed our family to great danger; which in fact caused harm to (could easily have killed) our baby by the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.
...and now it is becoming clear that this error committed by the State of Utah has not just occurred in our instance – but has been wide spread...that hundreds if not thousands of families in Utah have been placed in harm's way – because the State of Utah did not properly train – and then licensed and certified inspectors in various different areas throughout the state, that have passed off these blatantly dangerous design errors as being safe.
www.danielinthelionsden.us and the above included attachments.
One of the responsibilities of the State of Utah is supposed to be to protect the rights and well being of its citizens.  However, instead of taking responsibility for their error that caused harm to our baby, the State of Utah has placed the blame upon us, the parents – when they, not us – were the cause of the harm that came to our son.  Not only has our family not been compensated for the damage and expenditures incurred by the State of Utah's error – in fact, our family continues to be harassed and burdened by the State of Utah under the auspices of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) in concert with the Attorney General's office (via an Assistant Attorney General – counsel for the DCFS) and the Juvenile Court System.  See above attachments (the last three attachments are supplemental to the letter to the judge) – and see the website
www.danielinthelionsden.us .
I am e-mailing this information to everyone involved, along with the many media contacts established by knowledgeable and caring friends; also to a great many people in our community, the state and beyond.
Everyone, please forward this information to all your contacts and spread the word.  A great many people have been placed in harm's way and are not aware of the danger.  The public needs to be warned.  Despite the scanty snow fall amounts previous to this winter, thereby escaping the far more concentrated levels of CO poisoning that our family experienced, the dear family that lived in our home prior to our purchase was unaware of the home's dangerous CO problem – and they did have unexplained sickness in their family – including an infant who was extremely sick towards the end of a winter – and now is a little girl with a speech impediment and a learning disability.  It is becoming evident that there are a great number of homes with this same dangerous configuration in this valley alone.  (There are a high proportion of manufactured homes in this valley).
Please also use whatever influence you might have in your respective positions to put an end to this travesty of justice in our particular case and in others – i.e. Mormon Tabernacle Organist, Clay Christiansen's family (see the link towards the bottom of the above referenced website) – that the Christiansen/Thaxton families might be exonerated and justly recompensed – and that our family might also be left in peace.

David B Conrad
Father of Baby Daniel
Manti, Utah
PS  In regards to the scheduled meeting regarding a Service Plan on Thursday, May 8th, we will not be comfortable with a service plan that is not based upon truth.  Here is one that is based on truth, and with which we would be comfortable.  We shall bring copies of this agreement with us to the meeting:







This is a services agreement between DCFS and David and Mary Conrad, parents of Daniel Conrad; in the interests of Daniel Conrad:  DOB 8-31-07.


The parents of Daniel did not cause harm to him, but rather the State of Utah did:  by not properly training – and then licensing and certifying the inspector that passed their home off as being safe; when in fact it had egregious design errors that exposed the family to great danger; which caused harm to (could easily have killed) Baby Daniel by the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.


In order to be of true help and service to the family in meeting their needs, which is the stated goal and mission of DCFS; DCFS shall see to it that the State of Utah shall compensate the Conrad family for the damages and expenditures that the State of Utah did cause through their error.


Judge Lyman expressed confidence in Dr Armstrong – that he is acknowledged to be a competent, experienced physician; who is of good reputation in the community.


Dr Armstrong is happy with the care that Daniel’s parents have been giving him; and happy with Daniel’s strong rate of progression.  Dr Armstrong feels that Daniel continues to be well cared for by conscientious and loving parents and is not at risk.


As far as Daniel’s well being is concerned, according to Dr Armstrong, additional services by DCFS are not necessary.


To prevent further unnecessary burdens upon the Conrad family and the upon the taxpayers and the court system – DCFS shall have its counsel prepare a motion to dismiss the case; based upon the fact that Dr Armstrong is happy with the care Daniel has been receiving; the strong rate of progression he has been making; given the absence of risk to Daniel at this time with the true cause of his health problem having been mitigated (State of Utah error induced carbon monoxide poisoning).


cc:       Gayle Mckeachnie, Governor's office

            Nancy Neilson, Governor's office
            Wade Farraway, Attorney General's Office
            Paul Murphy, Attorney General's Office
            Wayne Holman, Supervisor, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
            Daniel Jones, Bureau Manager, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
            Bruce Allen, Department of Environmental Quality     
            Melissa Zito, Department of Health      
            Dr David Penney, Wayne State University and Providence Hospital, Southfield MI -- CO Expert
            Bradford Tibbetts, Director of State of Utah Insurance Department
            Sylvia Thomas, Director of Hispanic/Latino Affairs
            Jorge Rivera, Spanish Translator to the Office of the First Presidency, LDS Church;
            Governor's Office; and Attorney General's Office
            Orrin Hatch, US Senator
            Robert Bennett, US Senator
            Chris Cannon, US congressman
            Rob Bishop, US congressman
            Jim Matheson, US congressman
            Mike Leavitt, National Secretary of Health and Human Services             
            Richard Wheeler, Vice President, Snow College
            Ralph Dewsnup, Dewsnup, King & Olsen Law Firm
            Colin King, Dewsnup, King & Olsen Law Firm
            David Olsen, Dewsnup, King & Olsen Law Firm
            Duane Betournay, Director of DCFS
            David Tibbs, Assistant Attorney General -- Counsel for the DCFS (initially, now recused)
            Julie Lund, Assistant Attorney General -- Counsel for the DCFS
            Judge Paul Lyman, 6th District Juvenile Court
            Michael Jorgenson, Guardian Ad Litem
            Bruce Zylks, DCFS
            Lance Martin, DCFS
            Annette Monson, DCFS
            Dr Robert Armstrong, Manti Clinic
            John Hale, Sanpete Messenger/Deseret News
            Rebecca Palmer, Deseret News
            Terry Orme, Salt Lake Tribune
            Ted Mcdonough, City Weekly
            Ingrid Quiroz, La Prensa Times (Hispanic Newspaper)
            Glades Gonzales, Mundo Hispano (Hispanic Newspaper)
            Rene Torcatty, Telefutura/Univision (Hispanic TV)
            Dick Gephardt, Channel 2 News
            Rod Decker, Channel 2 News
            Christina Flores, Channel 2 News
            Bruce Lindsay, KSL News
            Nadine Wimmer, KSL News
            John Daley, KSL News      
            Bob Evans, Fox 13 News
            Hope Woodside, Fox 13 News
            Sandy Riesgraf, Fox 13 News
            Also to a great number of people in our community, the state, and beyond. 

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