2DCA: Reverses Child Neglect

Reversing judgment and sentence for neglect of a child causing great bodily harm in violation of section 827.03, Florida Statutes (2012), the defendant’s conduct in allowing a four-year-old child to descend a flight of stairs unassisted—stairs that the child had regularly traversed previously without significant incident—did not rise to the level of culpable negligence or a willful failure to care for the child’s well-being.

Medina v. State, 2D15-654 (Fla. 2d DCA Aug. 30, 2017)


Polk Judge Catherine Combee

Valarie Linnen, Esq. Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Appeals
Postconviction Relief
PO Box 330339, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
PO Box 200, Chippewa Lake, MI 49320

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