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Bay Co. Couple Charged with Child Abuse and Neglect

Florida authorities are calling it one of the worst cases of child abuse they've ever seen.

Carl Smith is being held in the Bay County Jail charged with aggravated child abuse.

He's accused of burning, beating and possibly even poisoning his 13-month-old daughter.

The child is recovering in a local hospital.

Smith's wife is also charged with felony neglect and failing to report the incident.

The couple has already lost two sons to foster homes because of abuse and neglect.

Police say the baby will be placed in a home with her siblings once she recovers.


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