Adoptive Mother Arrested for Allegedly Gradually Beating Child to Death

A 2 year old central Florida Child was slowly beaten to death … allegedly by her adoptive Mother.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) believes that Mother must have been mentally ill, although never diagnosed.

Mother was arrested on first degree murder and child abuse and neglect.

DCF’s investigation into the Child’s death revealed that her maternal grandmother was aware of Mother’s sometimes abusive behavior toward Child but did nothing.

DCF concluded that Mother and her husband were a threat to any child in their custody.

Mother and her husband have five other adopted children under the age of eight.

The other children were placed in foster care.

So much for the preadoption home study …

Read more in this Ocala Star-Banner article: DCF report documents tot’s severe beating, troubled mom.