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Grand jury indicts US woman for burning daughter

Grand jury indicts US woman for burning daughter

A grand jury in northern West Virginia has indicted a mother accused of burning the word "wimp" into her 6-year-old daughter's neck with a cigarette.
The indictment, handed up Tuesday in Marshall County, charges 43-year-old Tammy Lynn Smith with 10 counts of child abuse and 10 counts of malicious assault, The Intelligencer newspaper reported.
Moundsville police say the girl told authorities her mother burned her as punishment after she tripped and fell.
Smith's attorney, Patricia Kurelac, didn't immediately return a telephone message seeking comment Wednesday.
A medical exam of the girl performed after Smith's Nov. 21 arrest found several other burns. Smith remains free on bond.
Her daughter has been placed in foster care.


Updated : 2021-01-16 08:24 GMT+08:00