Scottsbluff Couple Stands Trial For Child Abuse

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Scottsbluff, NE A Scottsbluff man and his wife are set for trial on child abuse charges.

The Scottsbluff Star-Herald reports that trial for 35-year-old Carlos Herrera and 29-year-old Jennifer Herrera will begin Monday and is expected to last through Friday.

Both are charged with child abuse resulting in serious injury.

Prosecutors say police and child services officials began investigating in October 2011, when the child missed school after showing up with injuries.

Police say when they tried to check on the child, the Herreras tried to conceal the boy's whereabouts.

When the boy was found, he had the imprint of a shoe across his face, a black eye, bruising to the center of his forehead and a severe rash.

Prosecutors also say the boy suffered extreme neglect and malnutrition.


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