In what is considered one of the worst cases of child abuse in Polk County in many years, a jury convicted Breonna Wren of first degree murder of her boyfriend’s six-year-old child. Wren severely beat the child back in 2018 while the child was visiting her father. The child suffered more than 37 separate injuries, including three skull fractures, a lacerated liver and external injuries from head
to toe. The father’s criminal case is still pending. Because Wren was convicted of first degree murder, she will be sentenced to a mandatory life in prison sentence with no chance of parole. State Attorney Brian Haas thanks the Lakeland Police Department and Assistant State Attorney Ashley McCarthy for their hard work and dedication in securing this conviction.