HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- A woman in Georgia faces murder charges after a 2-year-old toddler died in her care, reports CBS affiliate WGCL-TV.
Jennifer Rosenbaum, and her husband, Joseph, were arrested Friday night and charged in the Nov. 17 death of a toddler who they were fostering. She is charged with murder, aggravated assault and two counts of cruelty to children, according to documents obtained by the station.
Booking records obtained by WGCL-TV allege that Rosenbaum, 27, caused the toddler excessive physical or mental pain and negligence causing excessive mental and physical pain. Her husband, Joseph, 26, is reportedly charged with multiple counts of cruelty to children.
Police would not speak about the ongoing investigation, but people with knowledge of the situation did speak with the station.
A neighbor working as a nurse recalled that in August, Jennifer asked her to check on the 2-year-old after she told the neighbor that the girl had fallen down the stairs. However, the girl's injuries did not appear to come from a fall, the woman -- who did not want to be identified -- told the station.
The neighbor also told the station of another incident in October that resulted in the girl's broken leg.
A family friend told WGCL-TV that authorities said that Laila was to be given back to her biological mother on the day of her death. The mother had originally failed a drug test, prompting the removal of the child, according to the station.
The judge granted $10,000 bond for Joseph Rosenbaum, reports CBS affiliate WGCL-TV. Jennifer Rosenbaum is not eligible for bond.
The Rosenbaums had their first court appearance Monday morning, according to the station.