Local mother beats child to near death, now in jail

POSTED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 9:48am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 10:00am

KILLEEN -- A Killeen mother charged with beating her three year old child within inches of her life is now in Bell County Jail.

Asinate Leba Marau, 23, called police last Friday after beating her three year old child until she was unconscious but breathing.

The child was air lifted to Scott and White Children's Hospital and she is now in the intensive care unit with life threatening injuries.

Marau is being held in lieu of a $200,000 bond for injury to a child.

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