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Md. woman convicted of child neglect in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Maryland woman faces up to 30 years in prison following her child neglect conviction in West Virginia.Media outlets report that 24-year-old Jasmine K. Dawkins of Waldorf, Md., is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 16 in Berkeley County Circuit Court.A jury convicted Dawkins on Friday of two child neglect counts and one count of providing false information to medical personnel. Jurors found Dawkins not guilty of death of a child by parent, guardian or custodian by child abuse.
The charges stem from the New Year's Day 2012 death of 3-year-old Kaiwann Connelly.Police say the boy suffered a fracture skull and other injuries.The boy's father, 21-year-old James N. Maudlin of Martinsburg, is scheduled to stand trial Jan. 7.
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