Mothers always remind their children to brush their teeth before going to sleep or else they’ll get a toothache. This is indeed true as lack of oral hygiene could lead to numerous dental problems like cavity and weak teeth.
Iris Hernandez-Rivas, a 20-year-old mother in Maryland, is also conscious about her daughter’s oral health. Unfortunately, a night of just reminding her daughter to brush her teeth went out of hand.
Hernandez-Rivas reportedly kicked her four-year-old daughter Nohely’s stomach because she did not brush her teeth last January 26. She thought a beating would teach her a lesson but around 12:30 P.M., she dialed 911 after her daughter fell unresponsive at their apartment.
When rescuers arrived at the location, they found the girl lying in the bathtub. Hernandez-Rivas did not try to hide what happened as she quickly confessed that she kicked her daughter’s stomach just because she did not brush her teeth.
Montgomery County District Court reported that she furthermore explained that when she kicked Nohely on the stomach, it caused her to fall backwards and hit her head against the wall.
Her daughter was rushed to Adventist Healthcare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville after rescuers found her.
Doctors in the hospital discovered multiple bruises on her body. The hospital reported that Nohely suffered from a small liver contusion and found patterned injuries as a result of blunt force trauma with an object. Police authorities also found reddish bruising on little Nohely.
Hernandez-Rivas said that she hit her daughter with a belt several days before for doing something bad.
She did not recover from the injuries she obtained from the accident and passed away at such untimely young age.
Her mother was charged with first-degree assault for the incident that lead to her daughter’s death. She was found guilty of first-degree child abuse.
Because of this, she could face deportation.
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Source: Cracker Daily
Four-Year-Old Girl Dies After Mother Beats Her For Not Brushing Her Teeth!