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Man sentenced in child's abuse

Charles Smith has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, Christina Haynes pled guilty in a plea deal Charles Smith has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, Christina Haynes pled guilty in a plea deal

ST. MARIES, Idaho. - The man convicted in the abuse of 3-year-old Kyra Wine has been sentenced to 10 years in prison without the possibility of parole. Charles Smith, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of Felony Injury to Child on January 23 of this year.

History of Case

Court Documents: Child abuse criminal complaint against Christina Haynes

Court Documents: Child abuse criminal complaint against Charles Smith

Search warrant released in case

Abused 3-year-old improving at Sacred Heart

Three year old abuse victim released from hospital
Also charged in this case is Kyra's mother, 26-year-old Christina Haynes. She pleaded guilty under a plea deal.

Wine was taken to the hospital in June 2008, with what doctors described as injuries similar to severe frostbite.  She spent several weeks at Sacred Heart Medical Center recovering from the injuries that North Idaho investigators said were the worst they had seen in recent years.

Information released from a search warrant revealed graphic information about the shocking cause of apparent abuse. 

During court testimony, a deputy who drove the girl to the hospital with her parents recalled she had serious scarring on her bottom, her scalp was pulled up and her hair was almost completely gone. He said she had dead tissue all over her extremities and her feet were so bruised it looked like she was wearing black socks.

When initially questioned the couple denied any abuse, saying she'd simply gotten sick and later saying the girl fell in the bathtub and hit her head.

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