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Child Neglect

Cody Eugene Wygant  (Source: Citrus County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies: Florida Father Smothered Crying Son Over Video Game, TV

A Florida man was jailed Friday for killing his child because he wouldn’t stop crying which prevented him from playing a video game.

CBS Miami–04/18/2014

Nancy Joseph & Salomon Baptiste 
(Source: BSO)

Mom Accused Of Leaving Child In Van Says She Didn’t Know Girl Was In Backseat

A mother accused of leaving her child in the car while she gambled said her arrest is the result of a misunderstanding.


(Courtesy: Broward Sheriff's Office)

CBS4 Exclusive: Grandmother Fights To Keep Family Together After Children Left Home Alone

A Broward grandmother said she will do everything she can to keep a divided family together after a mother is accused of repeatedly leaving her children home alone with no food and electricity and giving them medication to make them go to sleep.


Champagne Gillis (left) and Thomas Phillips (right) were arrested for felony child neglect in Boynton Beach. (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

Parents Charged After Child Found Severely Malnourished

A mother and father were arrested over the weekend on a charge of felony child neglect after the couple’s three-year-old child was found severely malnourished and had multiple sores in and on his mouth that made it difficult for him to swallow or eat.

CBS Miami–02/24/2014

Anthony Wells (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Dad Who Left Kids In Truck In Seminole Casino Parking Garage Charged

A Kendall man is charged with leaving his two small children alone in his truck for an hour at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Sunday.


December 27, 2013: Sandra Guadalupe Chavez (L), 28, and Veronica Arafon Rivera (R), 32, of Davie were arrested at the Wal-Mart located at 4700 S. Flamingo Road and charged with theft and child neglect.  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Women Arrested For Theft, Child Neglect

Officers in Broward County arrested two women for allegedly stealing from Wal-Mart and because the crime was committed while they were caring for children, they were also charged with child neglect.

CBS Miami–12/27/2013

Andrew Sosa (Courtesy: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Police: Man Spends Hours In Strip Club, Leaves Baby Inside Car

The bond is set at $100,000 for a man who police say left his infant child locked inside the car while he spent more than three hours inside a Fort Myers strip club.


Robyn Zeff (Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office)

Child Found In Boca Raton Home Living In Deplorable Conditions

A South Florida mother has lost temporary custody of her 10-year-old son, after deputies say they found mounds of animal waste inside their home.


Luis Rodriguez, 26, (L) and Jacqueline Sanchez, 27, (R) were arrested and charged with child abuse because of the presence of narcotics in a room near two children, according to Hialeah Police. September 13, 2013 (Source: Hialeah Police)

No Manslaughter Charges Will Be Filed In Death Of Toddler At Hialeah Motel

The parents of a two-year-old boy, who died after falling from the window of his family’s motel room, will not face manslaughter charges–but are facing child neglect and drug charges.


(Source: CBS4)

Mom Charged With Neglect In Child’s Death Gives Birth Again

Charged with neglect in the death of one of her children, Brittney Sierra has given birth again.

CBS Miami–10/03/2013