Santa Fe stepmom charged with child abuse


Santa Fe Police have arrested a woman for allegedly injuring her 5-year-old stepson.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, paramedics found the boy on the floor of a Santa Fe apartment Saturday.

His stepmother, 20-year-old Melynie Curtis, was taken into custody.

Police say the injuries were the result of a near drowning. They also mention some of the injuries are inconsistent with Curtis’s story.

The boy was airlifted to UNM Hospital where he remains hospitalized. His conditions are unknown at this time.

The mother is facing child abuse resulting in great bodily harm. 

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