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Soldier Charged With Child Abuse

Posted February 22, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of abusing her 3-month-old son and inflicting brain damage.

Cumberland County deputies have charged Yvonne Linn, 29, with two counts of felony child abuse and neglect.

Her son, Toby, is listed in serious condition at Duke Univ. Medical Center, suffering with permanent brain damage and broken arms.

Deputies believe that Linn either strangled or suffocated her son. She is being held on a $101,000 bond.