(FL) Another DADDY (with out of State Visitation)and his Girlfriend Charged in Death of 3 Year old Son



This is one where MOM lived in Missouri and DADDY had out-of-state visitation.


Couple pleads not guilty in toddler's death

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The Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa man and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to aggravated child abuse charges following the death of the man's 3-year-old son.

On Monday, 26-year-old Justin Garwacki pleaded not guilty. Kara O'Connell entered a written plea of not guilty.

They face charges including aggravated child abuse, child abuse, child neglect and failing to report child abuse.

The boy died Aug. 10 after being transported to a hospital.

Garwacki and O'Connell are being held without bail.

Authorities say the boy had bruising on his body, a bite mark on his right calf and a possible broken arm.

An autopsy is complete, but the cause of death is pending.

The names of Garwacki and O'Connell's attorneys were not immediately available.

Information from: The Tampa Tribune,

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/09/20/1833712/couple-pleads-not-guilty-in-toddlers.html#ixzz106dOuxVQ