Westminster Woman Convicted Of Beating Children With Hanger

April 29, 1997

A Westminster woman was convicted yesterday of beating her two children with a coat hanger last year because they would not go to bed.

The woman, 28, is not being identified to protect the privacy of the children. They were 7 and 6 years old at the time of the June 2 incident, court records show.

The children were removed from her care the next day, court records show. One child suffered an eye injury and the other had welts. The mother told investigators that she became angry when the children refused to go to bed.

The woman pleaded not guilty but did not contest the statement of facts.

Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold set sentencing for July 17.

Unvented kerosene heater sends man, 65, to hospital

A 65-year-old Westminster man was in serious condition yesterday at the Baltimore Regional Burn Center after suffering injuries related to carbon monoxide poisoning.

Clarence Emory Shearer of the 600 block of Cherrytown Road was taken to the center by Pleasant Valley firefighters after he was found on the living room floor of his mobile home about 10 a.m. by a family friend, according to the state fire marshal's office.

Firefighters found an unvented portable kerosene heater in the living room, fire investigators said. Damage was estimated at $500.

Police

Westminster: A resident of Taneytown told police Saturday that someone scratched her vehicle while it was parked at Cranberry Mall. Damage was estimated at $500.

Pub Date: 4/29/97

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