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December 17, 2013
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Smith Valley woman convicted of child abuse

A Smith Valley woman was convicted Friday of child abuse causing substantial bodily harm.

Ashlee Marie Kinsey, formerly known as Ashlee Marie Morrow, was charged with two counts of child abuse. After a four-day trial, a jury found her guilty of abusing a young boy by cutting his foot with a boxcutter.

Court records show the boy also had a broken arm and had suffered multiple additional suspicious injuries, including broken ribs.

Dominick Ratto also was implicated and pleaded to a felony child-abuse charge earlier this year. Ratto is serving a six-year prison sentence.

After the verdict was announced, Kinsey, 24, was taken into custody. She is scheduled to be sentenced in District Court in Yerington on Feb. 3. She faces up to 20 years in prison.


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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 17, 2013 09:39PM Published Dec 18, 2013 04:51PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.