The suspected beating of a 3-month-old Jacksonville girl who remained hospitalized Monday in intensive care has prompted a judge to place her and three siblings in protective custody.
The infant — who also tested positive for marijuana — was being treated for several skull fractures and a small amount of brain hemorrhaging, according to preliminary hospital tests.
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