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Mother Charged With Child Abuse

Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 07:32 PM EDT

An Asheville mother faces felony child abuse charges after investigators find her two little children seriously injured. Police charged Samantha Martin with two felony counts of inflicting serious physical injury to her 2-year-old and 3-year-old kids. 


An examination of Martin’s children revealed the 2-year-old had suffered a broken arm. The 3-year-old had broken blood vessels in the eyes, which police say is a sign the child was severely choked.


Detectives began a search for Samantha Martin at a home in East Asheville. Her relatives say she left with the kids about two weeks ago. Police tracked down Martin Tuesday at a motel on Tunnel Road and arrested her. Both children are in DSS custody.


Samantha Martin is in the Buncombe County Jail under $100,000 bond. 


By Sherrill Barber
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Mother Charged With Child Abuse


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