Ex-Foster Mom Indicted in Child Injury Case

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 36-year-old former Las Vegas foster mother is facing a felony child neglect charge after police say she left a 2-year-old child in the care of a man accused of badly injuring him.

Kasondra Martinsen faces arraignment Dec. 5 on an indictment filed Wednesday in Clark County District Court. She's free on $40,000 bail.

Osbaldo "Nanno" Sanchez was charged separately with shaking the child in November 2012, leaving the boy with brain damage and seizures.

Sanchez has pleaded not guilty to child abuse and neglect charges. He's due for trial in March.

Martinsen is accused of covering for Sanchez by saying the child hit his head while she was giving him a bath.

Police say Martinsen was at work, leaving Sanchez with the boy at a northwest Las Vegas apartment.

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