The father and mother were arrested after the death of a 12-year-old girl from Georgia
Sources report that authorities responded to a home in Wilkerson County last week in response to a call about an unanswered child. Upon arrival, rescuers took Caitlin Yozwiak to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The girl died due to excessive pain
According to police, the girl’s mother, Mary Catherine Horton, called the police, but investigators say the mother’s gross negligence caused excruciating pain to the girl, which ultimately killed her. This time, investigators refused to go into details, saying it was the worst thing they had ever seen.
Special Agent in Charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Mary Chandler said the family had long-standing relationships with the Georgia Department of Family and Children’s Affairs.
Charges against the parents
Horton was arrested Thursday for second-degree murder and child abuse in connection with the case. The child’s father was arrested a few days later and charged with child abuse.
Chandler added that the little girl might still be alive were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic that kept her out of school.