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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.

03/19/2014

(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.

02/28/2014

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.

01/13/2014

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.

12/07/2013

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.

11/15/2013

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.

10/10/2013

(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

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