Courtesy Dezirae, the 2-year-old who died, allegedly as a result of abuse at her step-father's hands. Courtesy Dezirae's step-father, Dennis Duby, age 31. Courtesy After Dezirae's death, many people have been angry at what they see as the state child services' employees not making good decisions about the family. Courtesy People have been very angry at actions taken by the state's child services' employees. 1 of 5 Related Links Stepfather pleads not guilty in 2-year-old's death (WPTZ.com online) Rutland, Vermont; Toddler death leads to threats toward child service employees. Dezirae is believed to have been killed by her step-father, who was the only adult around her at the time of her death.