Couple charged with child abuse

April 20, 2008 9:00:00 PM PDT
The parents of a 4-month-old girl who police say suffered as many as 40 broken bones are scheduled to appear in court today on felony child abuse charges. Authorities say 19-year-old Jasmine Broady and 24-year-old Terry Jay Lee are each being held on $20,000 bond at the Halifax County Jail after being arrested Friday. Neither has a defense attorney right now.

Shaniyah Lee was 2 months old when she was removed from her parents' custody after police received a report from the Department of Social Services. Roanoke Rapids police Chief Jeff Hinton says at the time she was removed, the infant had fractures to her skull, ribs and arms.