Jennifer Rosenbaum seems nothing like the people who are typically charged in the death of a child. She isn’t the drug-addled mother guilty of neglect, or the live-in boyfriend who lashes out, or the father who traps his child in his own mental illness.
She appeared to be a promising foster parent. A candidate for the Henry County Commission, Emory law student, and intern at the state Legislature and local juvenile court, the 27-year-old Rosenbaum had been a foster child herself.
Yet four months after Laila Marie Daniel arrived in Rosenbaum’s home the 2-year-old was dead, her abdomen struck with such force that her pancreas was transected. Rosenbaum would go on to be charged with her murder.
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