Vt. woman accused of biting 2-year-old daughter
Posted at: 01/16/2013 9:21 AM
By: Associated Press
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A woman accused of biting her 2-year-old daughter in the shoulder because the child had bitten her has pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and child cruelty.
A police officer said he saw distinct teeth marks on the child's shoulder and asked the mother, 20-year-old Christina Crandall of Bennington, how they had come to be. Crandall said Sunday she didn't know what the marks were or how they had gotten there. She denied biting the girl.
The Bennington Banner
reports Crandall's boyfriend, Michael Darby, said Crandall told him she had bitten the child because the child bit her first and she wanted the child to know how it felt.
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