- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 2, 2017

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island attorney general’s office says a former foster mother has been convicted of abusing and physically injuring a 2-year-old in her care.

Thirty-one-year-old Shamika Ramos, of Pawtucket, was convicted Tuesday of second-degree child abuse after a four-day trial by jury. Ramos will be sentenced Sept. 19.

The boy was hospitalized in 2014 with injuries to his ear and a subgaleal hematoma - a tearing of the scalp from the skull bone. An expert witness testified that the injuries were consistent with child abuse and that the injuries were inflicted during a time when Ramos had been alone with the child.

Ramos had denied abusing the boy.


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