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Dexter woman charged with child abuse

Oct 04, 2013 -- 12:03pm


A Dexter woman is behind bars and a 6-month-old baby injured after an August incident.  Megan Kirby has been charged with abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. The crimes carry a maximum sentence of up to 15 years in prison.  Dexter police were contacted August 21st by the Missouri Department of Social Services Children's Division regarding a child abuse report.  A 6-month-old child was reportedly being treated at St. Louis Children's Hospital for bleeding on the brain. She was first taken to Southeast Health Center in Dexter, and was being treated for a "small subdural hemorrhage," and doctors report the injury is consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.  The child also had multiple healing fractures, also consistent with abuse.  Kirby's bond is set at $500,000 cash-only. She was arraigned Thursday before Judge Joe  Satterfield, plead not guilty and is set to appear in court again on November 13th

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