Trial Set for Woman Accused of Beating Grandkids

Trial Set for Woman Accused of Beating Grandkids

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A trial has been set for the Fort Duchesne (doo-SHAYN) grandmother accused of beating her grandsons -- one of them into a coma.

45-year-old Charlissa Sireech is set to go to trial on March 7th on seven felony counts of assault.

Sireech has pleaded innocent to all seven counts.

She's accused of throwing her four-year-old and three-year-old grandsons to the hardwood floor repeatedly and burning the younger boy with a curling iron in late August on the Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation.

According to court documents, she was angry because the boys spoke Spanish and wouldn't do as they were told.

If convicted, Sireech faces up to 70 years in prison.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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