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article imageState: Casey Anthony responsible for Caylee's death

By Kim I. Hartman     Aug 12, 2011 in World
Orlando - A final report issued by Florida's Department of Children and Families has found that Casey Anthony failed to protect her daughter Caylee from harm and is therefore responsible for the death of the two-year-old child.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that the state's child welfare agency found that Casey Anthony "failed to protect her child from harm either through her actions or lack of actions, which tragically resulted in the child's untimely death," said DCF spokeswoman Carrie Hoeppner.
The twelve page report [pdf] was the culmination of a three-year investigation of Anthony and "verified three allegations classified as 'maltreatments,' including death, failure to protect and threatened harm."
The Department of Children and Families determined Anthony was "neglectful" in failing to report the disappearance of her daughter Caylee and noted the world's most hated mother did not seek medical attention for Caylee "if the child had experienced an accident or medical emergency."
Anthony claimed Caylee was the victim of an accidental drowning.
The failure by Anthony to protect her child interfered with the investigation by Florida law enforcement officers and delayed efforts to find the toddler.
Anthony, who was acquitted by a Florida jury in the murder trial of Caylee, was not accused of killing her child by the state investigators, said the report by the DCF.
The probe by the DCF was not a part of a criminal investigation according to the state child welfare agency spokeswoman. The Orange County Sheriff's Department and prosecuting attorney's office were provided copies of the report but said "no further charges will be filed," according to the Sentinel.
Anthony was in the news today after a Florida judge ruled she must return to the state within two weeks to serve out her probation for check fraud.
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