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Posted: 11:39 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
By Matt Augustine and Rich Jones
Jacksonville, FL —
The children who were found unconscious with their mother inside a Jacksonville apartment are out of the hospital and in the care of Department of Children and Families.
30 year-old Liara McGlothan is charged with aggravated child abuse and is undergoing a mental health evaluation. John Harrell with DCF says the children are ages 3, 7 and 11.
"We're gonna need to draw in some medical expertise to try to find out some information as far as what those pills could have done and what the affect could have been of those pills", said Harrell.
According to the police report, one of the kids reported taking three red vitamins, and another child mentioned receiving five "nasty tasting" pills.
We still don't know what motivated the incident.
McGlothan was involuntary committed under Florida's Baker Act statue and arrested Saturday. Jail records show she is not eligible for bond. Her next court date is Oct. 9.
Harrell says DCF was first alerted to the home days earlier but, at that time, did not find any evidence of abuse or neglect. "We need to get a full picture of what the children's life was like inside this home", said Harrell.
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