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NORTH MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The parents of an infant who died shortly after birth and was discovered tossed in a North Miami dumpster has been awarded $28 million after a funeral home was found negligent in the transfer of the child.
Police said a homeless man found the dead child while he was rummaging through the trash behind a U-Gas station at 5235 N.W. 7th Avenue on Sept. 5, 2014.
Later that day, the son of the funeral home owner, Jarren Hood, was arrested. He works for Carey Royal Ram’n Funeral Home and told police that someone broke into his van and stole the box carrying the child while he was delivering him to the crematorium.
In 2015, Hood was found negligent for misconduct in the transportation of the baby and the funeral home was fined for breaking state law, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
Hood, however, was only charged with resisting arrest.
At the civil trial, no one from the funeral home appeared.