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S. Idaho woman charged with striking daughter

S. Idaho woman charged with striking daughter

By Associated Press. CREATED Jul 23, 2014

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) -- A 23-year-old southern Idaho woman police say hit her 6-year-old daughter outside a Twin Falls bar is facing a misdemeanor charge of injury to a child.

The Times-News reported that the woman appeared in court Monday and also faces a charge of failing to present identification while under the influence of alcohol.

She's been released on her own recognizance.

Twin Falls police say they responded Saturday to a report of an intoxicated woman yelling at a little girl and hitting her.

The girl told authorities they slept in an alley, that her mother accidently burned her with a cigarette, and that she hadn't eaten all day.

The girl was taken into protective custody and a process started to determine if she should be returned to her mother.