Bedford mother found guilty in connection with baby's death

June 26, 2018 - The Augusta County Sheriff's Office has charged two people after they assaulted a six-year-old in Staunton, the sheriff announced.

Cecilia Leigh Burnette, 34, and Theodore Manna Jr., 32, are charged with malicious wounding. They were taken into custody on Sunday, June 24. 

The sheriff's office said they were notified about an incident of child abuse at a home on Maine Circle.

After investigating, authorities said they determined the young boy had been assaulted by the two adults, who were identified as his mother and her boyfriend.

Investigators said they found that the child had been assaulted a number of times over the past two weeks and was in need of 'major medical attention.'

This isn't Brunette's first time facing abuse charges.

More on the story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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