Posted Jan. 7, 2014 @ 10:44 am
The mother of a three-year old faces seven felony charges after being accused of allegedly repeatedly assaulting her child, Utica police said.
On Sept. 12 officers responded to Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare for an injured child.
The toddler was brought to the hospital by his mother, Samantha Waller, 25, for a leg injury.
Doctors became concerned about the child after discovering several other injuries and contacted police.
During the department's investigation, Waller claimed that the injuries were caused by several accidents and falls.
After several months, police developed information that the mother was responsible for the injuries, which occurred over several months.
The child sustained the following injuries: spiral fracture to the leg, lacerated liver, broken ribs, fractured hip, broken collarbone, laceration to face, multiple scars to the back which is believed caused by an electrical cord.
The child, as well as the suspect's other children were placed into foster homes immediately after the injuries were discovered.
On Dec. 20 a grand jury indicted Waller and charged her with first degree assault, a Class B felony and six counts of second degree assault, a Class D felony.
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