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Watchdog: Case not handled properly before 2 kids, mom slain

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ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) -

A children's watchdog agency says social service workers didn't comply with Michigan policies and state law in the handling of a child safety case of two children later fatally shot by their mother's ex-boyfriend.

The Holland Sentinel and report the Office of Children's Ombudsman recommended in a report Tuesday that Allegan County's child protective services provide more training to workers. The Allegan County agency says the training has been completed.

Corey LaValley was sentenced last month to at least 55 years in prison in the killings.

The bodies of 33-year-old Debra Sheppard; her 12-year-old daughter, Emma McComber; and 10-year-old son, Corey LaValley Jr. were found March 10, 2015, in their Dorr Township mobile home. The 10-year-old was Sheppard's son with LaValley.

The trailer was burned after they were slain.

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