- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A June trial has been scheduled for a Columbus mother accused of physically abusing her 3-year-old daughter.

The Columbus Telegram reports (https://bit.ly/18lXI6k ) that 20-year-old Jodie Shelly has pleaded not guilty to two counts of felony child abuse. Her trial is set to begin on June 15.

A court document says Shelly acknowledged having an anger problem and that “she grabs her daughter too firmly when she is whining or arguing with her brother.” The document says Shelly acknowledged angrily tossing her daughter onto a couch from a few feet away in January.

The document also says Shelly’s live-in boyfriend at the time, 24-year-old Ryan Roberts, reported that he’d backhanded Shelly’s 1-year-old son in the mouth after the boy had bitten him. Roberts is awaiting trial on April 7.

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Information from: Columbus Telegram, https://www.columbustelegram.com

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