aggravated child abuse

Manatee County Sheriff's Office

The mother of an 11-year-old Florida girl who was found dead in a freezer at a relative's home was indicted Tuesday on first-degree murder charges, authorities said.

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Authorities in Florida have charged a woman with intentionally poisoning a girl in her care by making her take excessive amounts of iron supplements, damaging her liver, court records show.

A Florida man is accused of killing his 2-year-old foster son.

Officials say Trysten Adams died Sunday from blunt force trauma and 47-year-old Michael Beer was arrested Wednesday night in Port St. Lucie. He's charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Paramedics were called to the home on Sunday afternoon. The unresponsive boy was taken to a hospital where he died a few hours later.

Police say Beer was home with the boy while his wife and the couple's biological daughter were running errands.

The father of an 11-year-old who died from oxygen deprivation admitted to police that he and his wife would “hog tie” the girl and duct tape her mouth to keep her quiet. The child’s mother said she was autistic.