Friday, July 24, 2009

Christina Haynes Sentenced to 10 Years for Child Abuse

A northern Idaho mother whose child was abused so badly that doctors had to amputate the girl's feet has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

Christina Haynes, 27, of St. Maries, was sentenced Friday on one count of felony injury to a child. First District Judge Fred Gibler ordered Haynes to serve at least five years before being eligible for parole.

Haynes pleaded guilty in May, a year after police discovered 3-year-old Kyra Wine, described at near death, at the home of Haynes' boyfriend, Charles Smith.

Doctors performed several surgeries and the community rallied to raise money to help cover medical costs.

Smith, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in prison without parole for his role in the beatings.

The girl and her sister are living with grandparents in St. Maries.

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