Baby Cut By Woman in Fight Over Bread Slices

Aggravated battery charges for Marathon woman who cut baby: cops

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    A Marathon woman is behind bars Tuesday after authorities say she cut a baby with a knife during a fight over a couple slices of bread.

    According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to an apartment off of 23rd Street around 7 p.m. Monday after receiving a call that a baby had been injured. The baby was treated on scene by paramedics for a minor injury on her head.

    Police arrested 18-year-old Kenneshia Thurman, a neighbor, for the child's injury, the sheriff's office report said.

    Witnesses claimed Thurman knocked on the apartment door and asked for two slices of bread. When 26-year-old Justin Rodgers and 29-year-old Desanta Carey refused to give her bread, Thurman became angry, the report said.

    Rodgers and Carey locked her out of their apartment, but Thurman armed herself with a knife and returned and forced her way in, the report said.

    Thurman tried to stab Carey, who was holding her two-month-old child at the time, but missed and caused a small cut to the child's forehead, the report said.

    The report said Thurman later admitted to deputies that she accidentally cut the child while trying to stab Carey.

    Thurman is behind bars charged with aggravated battery, burglary and violation of probation. It was unknown whether she had an attorney.