December 15, 2015 McDonough - Jennifer Rosenbaum, who is charged with child abuse and murder in connection with 2-year-old Laila Marie Daniel’s death, is close to tears before her bond hearing at Henry County Superior Court in McDonough on Tuesday December 12, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

For 2-year-old who died in foster care, a short, tragic life

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.

What happened?

To learn more about how Rosenbaum’s path intersected with that of Laila Marie Daniel read the full story at ajc.com

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