By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer @JuliaTerruso | firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony Singleton lies awake most nights haunted by questions of what he could have done to prevent the death of his infant son and three-year-old step-daughter. He searches for signs he might have missed in the behavior of his wife, who is charged with killing them.
“I thought she was alright,” Singleton said in an interview last week. “This would be the last thing I thought she would do. The very last thing.”
Singleton, 59, is suing the child welfare agency, Turning Points for Children, a DHS-contractor, which facilitated the reunification of his son, St. Leo and step daughter Ariel, with their mother, Sophia Hines. Hines is charged with smothering her two small children with a bed sheet in June 2016. She was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial and is being held in a psychiatric facility in Florida.