Two Minnesota women accused of malicious punishment of child

Two Austin women say they're not guilty of allegedly forcing a 9-year-old to hold jugs of milk in the air for hours on end, and of beating the child with a wooden stick, the Austin Daily Herald reports. Shavon Melisa Blake, 28, and Jacqueline Glenda Richardson, 48, pleaded not guilty to counts of malicious punishment of a child Thursday in Mower County Court.
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Two Austin women say they're not guilty of allegedly forcing a 9-year-old to hold jugs of milk in the air for hours on end, and of beating the child with a wooden stick, the Austin Daily Herald reports. Shavon Melisa Blake, 28, and Jacqueline Glenda Richardson, 48, pleaded not guilty to counts of malicious punishment of a child Thursday in Mower County Court.

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