By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Two-year-old Amara Ou, of St. Johns County, Florida, was murdered in her babysitter’s Mandarin, Florida home nearly three years ago. The child was beaten with the handle of a fly swatter, and died of severe head trauma at Wolfson Children’s Hospital three days later. The babysitter, Syna Lim, 41, is a mother of two children herself. Last month a jury convicted her of first degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Ms. Lim was given the mandatory life sentence for her crimes.
There is no doubt that the loss of their daughter was made even more difficult for the Ous because she was killed by someone they trusted. Parents shouldn’t have to worry about a caretaker, especially a trusted family friend, beating their child while they are out. While the Ous feel that justice was served, the entire incident could have been avoided if Lim had declined to watch the child or been able to calm herself when she became annoyed with the child.
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