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Couple charged with neglect & abuse

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Updated: 12/02/2013 5:15 pm
PALM COAST, Fla. -- Investigators arrested a couple in Palm Coast on charges of child neglect and abuse.

The investigation began in September when doctors at Flagler Hospital Flagler treated a 3-year-old child with a broken arm.

Doctors believe the injury occurred at least two days before the suspects brought the child in for treatment.

Joanna Flynn-Carroway, 27, told investigators she had the child by the arm when he pulled back and dropped to the floor. She said she heard an "air bubble" sound go through his arm. The boy fell on the same arm a few hours later, deputies said.

Flynn-Carroway told investigators she had no way of getting to the hospital.

Douglas Destin, 26, told deputies he didn't think it was a good idea to go to the hospital. Authorities say he made a splint to treat the boy's injury.

Investigators say 12 days after the injury Flynn-Carroway took her child to the doctor, who said her son needed hospital attention.

Investigators learned Destin often punished the boy by making him sit by the front door for up to an hour at a time. Investigators say Destin would also put the child's legs over his head, causing pain to his groin area and pour cold water over the child during naps.

The Department of Children & Families removed the child and two others from the home. They're six years old and two months old.

Flynn-Carroway and Destin are free on a $7,500 bond.
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king kaos - 12/3/2013 4:08 PM
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Well lets see, a balding yet long haired loser and the woman who stands by her "man"... DISGUSTING! These two low lifes should be tortured in the same way they did thier OWN child. I bet if she needed to get to the crack house she could have figured it out. Poor little angel, this child deserves nothing less than complete love, protection and care from ANYONE around them... and the parents should make SURE of that, not be the ones going against that simple yet brainless and obvios rule. How sad, may God see fit to give the little ones the love and peace they deserve and may the devil call these demons back to HELL! Now ask me how I really feel.

nativejax - 12/2/2013 8:31 PM
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That NASTY faced pathetic mother needs someone to beat that deviant smirk off her BUTT UGLY face. She will kill the next child she has in her care.

whosaysnocan - 12/2/2013 6:59 PM
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I pray these sub humans NEVER, EVER, get these children back. Just reading the torture this 3 year has endured, the best thing for the children is away from these two. These two deserve the max punishment allowed.
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