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The 5-year-old girl's biological mother longs to see her. 

Karla Vargas faced up to 8.7 years in prison; warned sternly by judge during hearing. 

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Boston victims say they asked for prison time, but are satisfied Karla Vargas has been held accountable.

Karla Vargas faced up to 8.7 years in prison; warned sternly by judge during hearing.

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Victims credit Tucson police detective with building a tough case. 

State records show there were allegations the girl was abused or neglected before she was adopted last year. 

Brett Karrle has overcome challenges before.

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Three Points boy was born to addicted mother, left with people not approved to be his caregivers, and was failed by communication lapses in the child welfare system.

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Majority of these cases involve child neglect, with parental substance abuse being the most common preventable factor.

CardioSpark's collaboration of local professionals hopes to help more residents survive cardiac arrest.

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