Warrant: Woman caused ‘cruel pain’ to child
by Iris Garrett
December 18, 2013 11:57 PM | 1302 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Carmeilla Stephens, 27, was arrested Dec. 11 on a charge of first degree cruelty to a child. Police say Stephens caused “cruel or excessive physical or mental pain” to a 5-year-old child by striking the child several times upon the face and back.

The blows to the face of the child caused several scratches and a swollen eye, and the strikes on the child’s upper and lower back caused multiple bruises, according to the warrant.

Stephens remains in custody but has been given a bond of $55, 220, jail records indicate.

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