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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    FL - Bryant Moore, 7, dies after 6 yrs in vegetative state, Miami, 2005

    A Homestead woman has been charged with first-degree felony murder in the April death of a 7-year-old who had been in a vegetative state in Daytona Beach.
    Miami-Dade Police Department arrested Katherine Ivette Cruz, 31, on Tuesday in Miami in the death of Bryant Moore.

    Moore had been in a vegetative state at various locations for six years and had been in Daytona Beach since 2002.

    An arrest affidavit from the Miami-Dade Police Department states Cruz, who was the girlfriend of Moore's father, "continuously inflicted serious bodily harm" while he was under her care in 1999 in South Florida when he was 22 months old.

    Moore's father, Willie Moore, and Cruz were arrested in 1999. Det. David Denmark with the Miami-Dade Police Department said Cruz served five years probation and Moore's father served one year in jail for medical neglect.

    Denmark said the father is not being charged in the child's death.

    Cruz remains in the Dade County Women's Detention Center with no bail.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

    "Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight

  2. #2
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    Oct 2014
    June 2009 - Katherine Cruz pleaded guilty to child neglect with no great harm and was sentenced to time served. The prosecution obviously didn't have a good case for murder after all

    Court case number: F-05-024538
    Date of birth: 08/16/1973

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