HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- Laila Marie Daniel's foster parents said she choked on a chicken bone, but the autopsy results revealed otherwise. Now the Rosenbaums are having their case heard by the Georgia Supreme Court
Jennifer and Joseph Rosenbaum were indicted on multiple charges after the November 2015 death of 2-year-old, Laila.
The autopsy revealed the toddler suffered several injuries, possibly during the time she was in the Rosenbaums' care. The report also stated that Laila died primarily because she suffered a transected pancreas the day of her death.
The case drew scrutiny after it revealed failures of Laila's state Division of Family and Children Services workers. During the several months, they were supposed to be supervising Laila’s foster care but allegedly did not intervene in time to save her. They were eventually fired.
In 2015, authorities released the 911 call that Jennifer placed on that fatal day.
“I have a toddler, a foster daughter who was choking,” she says in the call. “I tried to do the Heimlich on her. She's still breathing but it doesn't look good.”
The 911 dispatcher assures her that help is on the way and then starts instructing her in CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
“I hope I didn't break her rib, I've been pushing hard,” Rosenbaum says. “I don't know how to do this.”
However, the arrest warrant stated that Laila was denied food and both she and her sister, who was 4 years old at the time, were beaten. The GBI medical examiner said a major contributing cause for Laila's death was a blow so hard, it transected her pancreas causing her severe blood loss.
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