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Caseworkers Fired

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two caseworkers have been fired and a third was demoted after the death of a baby on their watch.

Four-month-old Phoenix Parrish died December 15th in Dothan. Parrish suffered a skull fracture, two broken ribs and two broken wrists.

His mother moved to Alabama despite a Florida court order prohibiting her from any contact with the child. She told authorities she banged the baby's head against a bed because he wouldn't stop crying.

Hillsborough Kids Incorporated is the private agency handling local foster care and adoption for the Florida Department of Children and Families. They employed the caseworkers and ruled the caseworkers assigned to protect the baby failed to properly monitor the child.


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