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Raleigh mother accused of beating 8-month-old child

Posted November 10, 2012

— A Raleigh mother was charged Friday with severely beating her 8-month-old child in late October. 

According to an arrest warrant, Trista Denise Miles, 22, fractured her child's skull and caused other serious injuries in an incident on Oct. 24. The child also suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, a laceration to the pancreas and a bruised liver and spleen, according to police.

Miles faces one count of child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury. 

She was in the Wake County jail Saturday under a $200,000 secured bond and is scheduled to make her first court appearance Tuesday.


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  • dontstopnow Nov 12, 2012

    Why wasn't she charged with attempted murder? This woman almost killed this child. God bless the little children born to these monsters. :(

  • 426X3 Nov 12, 2012

    Agreed cocker_mom. I am sure when her trial comes up, she will claim she was an abused child from a broken home.

  • cocker_mom Nov 12, 2012

    But really - should this person ever be allowed to have another child? I don't think the government should go around sterilizing people - and I am pro-choice - but how do you ensure that another child is not born to a person that has this kind of disregard for human life? I mean we court order animal abuser to not own pets - what could be done to protect a potential child born to this woman if she were to get pregnant? It's enough to turn your stomach.

  • dakjlmk2 Nov 12, 2012

    It is people like that that need to be locked up and the key thrown away. What she did to this baby, she deserves to rot in prison!

  • DivaD Nov 12, 2012

    Some of these young mother's don't need to be having kids. She needs to be sent up the road!

  • ejoevanic Nov 12, 2012

    Bond! Seriously?!

  • TeresaBee Nov 12, 2012

    Postpartum depression?

  • lisa4 Nov 12, 2012

    I agree - charge her with attempted murder!!!! Lock her away!!

  • tammylock77 Nov 12, 2012

    OMG!!! What kind of person could do something like this to an innocent child. She deserves to be put away for life. If you don't want your kids, there are plenty of people who would love to have them. I pray that this child is okay and can find a loving home.

  • PracticalMagick Nov 12, 2012

    the things I could say....they would never see the light of day on this site, but that said? Y'all kind of know what I'm thinking.