17 year old mother charged with injuring child

MURPHY, North Carolina (WDEF) – A 17 year old mother has been charged with child abuse in Cherokee County, North Carolina.

On November 15th, the child was flown to a Chattanooga hospital from the Martins Creek Community.

The infant was experiencing breathing issues.

The doctor at the hospital suspected child abuse.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department and Child Protective Services got involved.

After collecting evidence at the home, they charged Lilyaunna Helene Kiff-Hall with child abuse.

Sheriff Derrick Palmer stated “This is a very sad situation, especially this time of the year. We appreciate the cooperative effort of the Cherokee County Department of Social Services who are partnering with us. Our investigation is far from over and we expect additional charges as we progress.”

Sheriff Palmer asks if you should have any information concerning this case or any other case to report suspicious activity and suspected violations of the law to please call 828-837-3144 or submit a tip at crime.tips@cherokeecounty-nc.gov.

Categories: Cherokee County, Local News

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