The mother of a Florida teenage girl who streamed her suicide on Facebook Live reportedly watched her daughter kill herself and mocked her with messages during the process.
Gina Caze simply watched and did nothing as her daughter Nakia Venant, 14, filmed her death in Miami in January, a report released by the Florida Department of Children and Families revealed on Mar. 13, Daily Mail reports.
The child services department said Caze even said negative comments about her daughter as the two-hour long Facebook Live video streamed.
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Caze has repeatedly denied she criticized Nakia as the suicide was taking place.
However, comments were made from Caze's Facebook account under the user name Gina Alexis, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
One of the messages read: "#ADHD games played u sad little DCF custody jit that's why u where u at for this dumb s**t n more u keep crying wolf u dead u will get buried life goes on after a jit that doesn't listen to there parents trying to be grown seeking boys and girls attention instead of her books."
Nakia was found hanged from a shower glass door frame in the bathroom of a foster family she was staying with, Miami-Dade police said.
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Caze had a turbulent relationship with her daughter which led to Nakia being removed from her custody in 2009 due to concerns of physical abuse.
The teen spent 28 months in foster care over the span of eight years. During one period of 16 months, she had lived in 14 different homes.
In 2010, she was sent back to live with Caze. Following a time in 2014 when Nakia was taken away briefly but returned again to her mother's home, Caze relinquished custody in 2015 saying she no longer wanted to take care of the teenager.
Nakia's mother kept in touch with her through social media.
Child services workers stated Nakia engaged in improper sexual behavior and, during a therapy session, confessed to having seen pornographic videos and sleeping in the same room as her mother's boyfriends.
One of Nakia's friends saw the Facebook Live footage of the suicide as it was happening and called police, the Miami Herald reports. However, she had given them the wrong address.
When police finally learned of the correct address of Nakia's foster home in Miami, it was too late.
They found the teen hanging from a scarf turned into a noose around her neck. She did not respond to attempts of resuscitation and was pronounced dead at the local hospital.