St. Louis woman charged with beating toddler as punishment

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 8:28 AM

 (KMOV) – A St. Louis woman faces charges after police say she beat her 22-month-old son as punishment, then left the child unattended in a bathtub.

Kimberly Brown, 23, was charged Feb. 7 with felony abuse or neglect of a child and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

According to court documents, Brown physically abused the boy sometime between July 1 and Sept. 25.

Police say on Sept. 25 she also left the child in the bathtub with the water still running.

The child was later taken to the hospital in critical condition with bleeding on the brain and bruising to his scalp and body.

Brown was arrested and given a $20,000 cash-only bond.

 

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