Fresno dad suing CPS for his son's death

January 22, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
A local man is suing Fresno County's child protection program over the death of his ten-year-old son.

Trial proceedings began Tuesday. Seth Ireland was beaten and killed by his mother's boyfriend four years ago.

Now, Seth's father is charging the county with failing to protect his son.

According to the lawsuit, Joseph Hudson accuses county social workers of doing nothing to stop the violence they knew was happening.

Jury selection will begin by the end of the week. Hudson is seeking an undisclosed amount of money for damages.