Richard McTear was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, battery and aggravated child abuse charges.
Nineteen-year-old Violet Hinrichs was praying for her sick son to get better.
Sweeping bill adds $47 million for new services, including the hiring of 200 investigators, and emphasizes child safety.
Two people have been arrested after attacking a school bus driver after the driver did not a student off the bus fast enough, according to the Sun Sentinel.
Police arrested a 34-year-old grandmother for leaving her four kids and a grandchild at home alone while she went to gamble at a nearby casino.
A pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three young children into the ocean surf off Florida is being charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse.
An Orlando man is accused of child abuse and could face additional charges after his 5-year-old son was found dead in his apartment.
A scathing new report is critical of the state’s efforts to prevent child abuse deaths across Florida.
Authorities in Osceola County say a mother solicited her three teen daughters for prostitution.
Florida deputies have arrested the mother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a girl prior to her suicide.