Mother of baby who was shot in face released until trial

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The mother of a baby girl who was shot in the face at a New Mexico motel has been released from jail.

On Monday, a judge ordered the release of Shayanne Nelson until trial after ruling she was not a flight risk.

Nelson was locked up following the shooting of her daughter at the Zia Motel in Gallup back in December.

The 18-year-old told police she and her boyfriend were taking a shower when her 3-year-old son found a gun and shot his sister.

Police say the child will most likely lose an eye and part of her hearing.

Nelson and her boyfriend are facing child abuse charges. Both have pleaded not guilty.

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