Fall River Woman Sent To Prison For Abusing Foster Child
A Fall River woman was sentenced to 8 to 10 years in State prison on Wednesday, after a Superior Court jury found her guilty of deliberately burning a foster child she was caring for.
Police say the incident happened in 2009 at Kelly O’Brien’s Walnut Street home in Fall River.
Prosecutors say O’Brien burned a young boy’s arm with a hair straightening iron. The boy suffered second and third degree burns and has since undergone skin grafting surgery.
Judge Thomas McGuire imposed the 8-10 year prison term, plus ten years supervised probation. District Attorney Sam Sutter says the case was very disturbing, and he’s thankful for the jury’s verdict