Day-Care Operator to Stand Trial on Abuse Charges

Day-Care Operator to Stand Trial on Abuse Charges

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A day-care operator will stand trial on charges of abusing a one-year-old boy in her care last November.

Maria Abigail Tiscareno is charged with second-degree felony child abuse for allegedly shaking and injuring Nathan Malineux at her Summit County day-care.

Court documents show the 40-year-old woman told police she noticed the boy was in distress and shook the child "to save his life".

The little boy suffered severe head injuries that left him almost comatose.

A hearing is set for March 16.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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