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Toddler Dies, Another Child Zapped With Stun Gun

A Cape Coral toddler is dead, two weeks after a child-services contractor returned him to his mother and her boyfriend, and the Department of Children & Families is investigating. As the Miami Herald reports, the case is the third in recent weeks in which a child has died after intervention by investigators. (Editor’s note: Readers may encounter a paywall to read this article.)

In another case, an Orange County mother was arrested after she punished her child with a stun gun for making oatmeal “incorrectly,” the Orlando Sentinel reports. 

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