MiamiHerald / Christina Marie Hurt’s 3-year-old daughter had a “gash” on her head and was oozing blood when Hurt left her at a daycare center. Hurt covered the wound with a bow.

The youngster said her mom shoved her off a bed. Hurt at first said she couldn’t remember how it happened.

But hidden beneath the bow and the cut was a far more severe injury, police said: The little girl, who is not identified in a report, had suffered a cracked skull.

On July 13, 2014, Florida City police charged Hurt with child neglect for failing to seek medical attention for the child. It appears to be the beginning of Hurt’s four-year odyssey through Florida’s child welfare system, which is ending much as it began, with Hurt facing charges that she failed to take a critically hurt child to the hospital.


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