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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina couple has been indicted after authorities said they physically abused and neglected their-2-month-old daughter, who suffered a skull fracture and broken ribs.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports officials say 24-year-old Stephon Scott Fisher and 25-year-old Virginia Knight Fisher were indicted Monday on multiple charges.

According to indictments, Stephon Fisher is accused of causing a skull fracture in his daughter, Abigail, sometime between July and September 2016. The indictments also say Virginia Fisher saw Stephon Fisher throw an object, striking Abigail, and that Stephon Fisher told her that he had physically abused their daughter before.

The indictments say Virginia Fisher continued to allow Stephen Fisher to have access to his daughter, and they also say she lied to authorities to hide the alleged abuse by her husband.


Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,