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Opening statements in foster mom's trial

  • Geralyn Graham is charged with first-degree murder of foster child Rilya Wilson
  • Authorities didn't realize Rilya was missing for over a year

A woman in Florida is on trial for the death of her foster child who disappeared more than a decade ago. Opening statements in Geralyn Graham's murder trial began Monday.

Graham is charged with first-degree murder of Rilya Wilson. Investigators believe she went missing in late 2000. Rilya's remains have never been found.

READ MORE: Former foster mom's murder trial to begin

It took more than a year for the state's welfare agency to realize Rilya was missing. A case worker had been filing false reports that Rilya was in good condition. Authorities discovered she was missing in 2002.

Watch the video to see In Session's Beth Karas explain the changes that have occurred in Florida's foster care system since Rilya's disappearance.

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