State says provider has good record

(WVLT) - State officials say a private foster home provider has a very good record, despite placing a teenager in a home where he was killed.

Kenneth Taylor is facing reckless homicide charges in the death of 16-year-old Jordan Kaleb Shelton.

Taylor is accused of choking Shelton to death after he says he caught the boy smoking.

Children's services department worker Rob Johnson says Omni Visions placed Shelton in Taylor's home.

Johnson says Omni Vision is the department's largest provider, working statewide to place children in a network of more than 560 homes.

Omni Visions is paid about 40 million dollars annually by the state.