Florida Girl, 1, Dies of Cocaine and Fentanyl Intoxication

A mother and father in Florida have been arrested after their child died from fentanyl and cocaine intoxication.

Charquez Giles, 26, and Latonia Clemons, 36, are accused of third-degree felony murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child and neglect of a child after their 1-year-old daughter died on July 10.

According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, the child's paternal aunt found the girl on her doorstep in a car seat with no one else around after receiving a knock at her front door.

The aunt said she received a call from family members advising that the girl needed medical attention. The aunt drove the girl to St. Mary's Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

A medical examiner later determined that the cause of death to be fentanyl and cocaine intoxication. Police said the circumstances surrounding the girl's death are still being investigated.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office took over the investigation from Riviera Beach police and arrested the pair on Thursday.

"We deal with crime all the time, but when it comes to children, it's personal," the sheriff's office tweeted while announcing the arrests.

According to the July 12 arrest report, seen by CBS 12, Giles also faces a separate allegation of child abuse.

Investigators with the Florida Department of Children and Families received a text message from an unnamed person who said they found several wounds on a 6-year-old boy.

The Florida Department of Children and Families investigator had placed the boy in another person's care on the same day that the 1-year-old girl died, reported The Palm Beach Post.

The boy said he didn't mention the injuries because he did not want to get Giles into trouble.

The child alleged that the 26-year-old had struck him with a Gucci belt, as well as tying his hands, stripping him naked and beating him with a cord made of wires.

According to the arrest report, Giles became angry with the boy after he spilled Sprite on a video games console and caused damage to one of the games. Giles is alleged to have beaten the child with a cord from the games console.

The child also claimed that Giles punched him in the face, and dug his nails into his ears and neck, which caused him to bleed.

The boy had various bruises as well as cuts on his neck, chest, abdomen, shoulders, thighs and legs.

The case is still under investigation and a hearing is set to take place on September 23.

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Charquez Giles (L) and Latonia Clemons are accused of third degree felony murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child and neglect of a child. Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office