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CBS4 Investigates: Mental Mayhem

Across the nation, mental illness is page one. It’s mayhem all too personal for some South Florida families.

CBS Miami–11/20/2013

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Revisiting The Forgotten Floor

“Getting arrested for a misdemeanor with a severe mental illness should not result in a death sentence. And that’s what happened here.” So says Miami Dade Judge Steve Leifman, expressing outrage as he looks into the housing and treatment of inmates with mental illness housed at the Miami Dade Detention Center.

CBS4–07/25/2013

Catalina Bruno (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Attorneys Say Mother Who Left Baby In Car Is Not A “Monster”

Tears flowed as the little boy who was about to turn one year old, was buried earlier this month in a Kendall cemetary. His name was Bryan Osceola and he was found dead in his family’s car that had been sitting in the hot Florida sun.

CBS4–05/31/2013

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Thieves Target Bodies Resting In Local Cemetery

Jessica Williams is the caretaker to one of the oldest African American cemeteries in South Florida, where community pioneers have been laid to rest. But recently, criminal acts have been disturbing the bodies resting at one cemetery that houses 538 burial plots at in Miami.

CBS4–11/20/2012

(Source: Handout-Jackson Memorial Hospital) Hospital officials escort cannibal victim Ronald Poppo, showing for the first time the extent of the injuries the homeless man received at the hands of Rudy Eugene. Note: photo slightly blurred.

Homeless Outreach Workers Remember Ronald Poppo

Two city of Miami homeless outreach workers who often reached out to help Ronald Poppo described him as territorial who often sought shelter in a stairwell near Jungle Island, a popular tourist spot on Watson Island.

CBS4–08/02/2012

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