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Wake woman accused of burning son with cigarette

Posted March 5, 2011

— A Fuquay-Varina woman is accused of burning her son with a cigarette, according to an arrest warrant.

Carlotta Best, of 115 H Baytree St., was charged Friday with one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

The warrant states that a cigarette burn found on her son's arm last October was intentionally inflicted.

Best was given a $1,000 secured bond and scheduled to appear in court March 28.


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  • dontgetmestarted Mar 8, 2011

    $1000? Really? What is the world coming to when child abuse warrants such a low bond?! She could have stolen a bra from WalMart and gotten a higher bond!

  • rebecca7 Mar 7, 2011

    That's terrible. Tobacco burns at an extremely high temperature. Even 1 ash falling accidentally on a finger can cause a bad burn! The bond is set way to low on this. If she does that, there's no telling what else she does to him!

  • vineyard jewel Mar 7, 2011

    And where is her son??? With relatives? With a foster family?