A 22-year-old Barnhill animal is facing felony charges for leaving her toddler in the care of a man who injured him so severely that it nearly killed him.
22-year-old Shania Woods is charged with complicity, child endangerment and obstruction for the 2-year-old's hospitalization last November with life-threatening injuries. Tuscarawas County Assistant Prosecutor Amanda Miller says Woods had left the child in the care of her live-in boyfriend Joseph Sanders, who assaulted him so brutally that it took him to the brink of death.
"The child victim is alive, and he is recovering," she says. "He is quite the miracle."
Sanders was arrested in December and charged with felonious assault and endangering children. He pled guilty in March, and Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Thomakos sentenced him to seven years in prison. Miller says with that case now out of the way, the prosecutor’s office is setting its sights on Woods, accusing her of failing to protect the child and aiding and abetting Sanders.
Miller says they’re seeking the maximum possible prison sentence for each of the charges.
NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - A 22-year-old Barnhill area woman is facing felony charges for leaving her toddler in the care of a man who injured him so severely that it nearly killed him. Woods is