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Durham Mother Accused Of Child Abuse Arrested In N.Y.

Posted March 29, 2006 8:29 a.m. EST

— Police finally caught up with a mother accused of abusing her son so severely that he lost a leg.

Tamekecia Justice is in custody in New York. She has been on the run for more than a year. Durham police say she took off after posting bond.

Police say she left her 4-year-old son tied up for several hours. He lost circulation, and doctors amputated one leg. The boy survived.