• REPORT: Workers missed red flags prior to child's death


    HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - One month after 2-year-old Laila Daniel died while in state-elected foster care, Channel 2 Action News obtained a summary of her case file. The 10-page report details red flags that were reported and dismissed.

    The Division of Family and Children Services fired the case worker, Samantha White, and supervisor, Tamara Warner, for policy violations.

    Jennifer Rosenbaum, a former candidate for Henry County Commission, and her husband, Joseph Rosenbaum, were arrested and charged in the death of Daniel. The Rosenbaums are out on bond.

    Police say the Rosenbaums beat, starved and killed the toddler.

    "Laila lost her life that day, so she should lose her freedom. She shouldn't be out on bond," family friend Tammy Martin said.

    In November, Jennifer Rosenbaum called 911 from her home telling a dispatcher Laila was choking and she was trying to perform CPR.

    Rosenbaum stuck to her story about Laila choking, and claimed she had no knowledge of the marks and bruises found on the girl's body.

    A report obtained by Channel 2's Carl Willis claims certain injuries were from a gymnastics class, but it was revealed the child was never enrolled.

    The report also says Laila suffered a broken bone that healed in a way that suggests she was never taken to a doctor.

    Laila's previous foster parent reported injuries when Laila would visit the Rosenbaum's home before she was placed there.

    The report says the caseworker did not file a report or investigate Laila's injuries.

    The Rosenbaum's attorney says Liala's fatal injury to her stomach may have been caused when the foster mother performed the Heimlich maneuver.

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