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Mother charged after son beats newborn sister to death

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A 62-year-old Florida woman is charged with aggravated manslaughter after authorities had said her 6-year-old son beat his newborn sister to death while the children and their 3-year-old brother were left alone in the family’s minivan. During a news conference Thursday, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said the baby — 13-day-old Kathleen Bridget Steele — was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at St. Petersburg General Hospital. But investigators believe she died earlier, inside the van where her mother, Kathleen Steele, had left the children for 38…

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