Caseworker, 3 others charged in girl's death

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Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:51 pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A grand jury has charged a child welfare caseworker and three other women following the death of a severely disabled girl who died while under state care.

The cousin who was given custody of 12-year-old Tamiyah Audain after her mother died was among those indicted by grand jurors on Tuesday. Audain's emaciated body was found in her caregiver's home last September.

Latoya Patterson faces life in prison after being charged with felony murder. She was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bail.

Jabeth Moye — a former caseworker with a private company contracted by the Department of Children and Families — faces second-degree child neglect charges. She remained in jail on Wednesday. An attorney wasn't listed on jail records.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/1leaglP ) reports two psychologists involved in the girl's care are charged with failure to report child neglect.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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