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Why Did Baby Die Before 2nd Birthday?

Submitted to the Ocala Star-Banner
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Had she lived, Yvonne Bailey would be celebrating her second birthday this week.  As the Ocala Star-Banner reports, Yvonne had been taken from her father, who was caring for her when her arm was burned in a home meth lab. After spending some time in foster care, she eventually ended up in the home of a man who was never supposed to be her caretaker. That man, 28-year-old Matthew McCague, has been charged in her death.  (Editor’s Note: reader may encounter a  paywall.) 

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