Friday, December 24, 2010

Salem woman bound over in child endangerment case

December 24, 2010 - By DEANNE JOHNSON (Staff Writer)
LISBON - The Salem woman accused in the death of her toddler will have the third-degree felony charge heard in Common Pleas Court.
Miranda Todd, 23, McCracken Road, Salem, was bound over to the court on an endangering children charge after she agreed to waive her rights to a preliminary hearing in County Municipal Court on Thursday.
According to court documents, Salem Detective David Talbert reported Todd's 17-month-old child was found to have multiple bruises and swelling to his head when pronounced dead at Salem Community Hospital on July 23. The coroner's report from Cuyahoga County also found the baby had skull and rib fractures among other injuries.
If convicted on the single charge, Todd faces one to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. However, County Prosecutor Robert Herron has indicated additional charges against Todd may be brought through the grand jury.

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