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Shasta woman convicted in revenge beating of boy

9:36 AM, May 4, 2012   |    comments
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REDDING, Calif. (AP) -- A Shasta County woman has been convicted of abuse charges after prosecutors say she brutally beat her boyfriend's 7-year-old son to get revenge on the child's mother.

The Record Searchlight reports that jurors on Wednesday acquitted Rachel Limon, 30, of attempted murder and attempted manslaughter, but found her guilty of torture, mayhem and child abuse.

Prosecutors say Limon nearly killed the boy after repeatedly punching him for a week in December 2009. They say she and the child's mother, Melissa Radford, had ongoing tensions.

Limon initially claimed the boy's injuries came from an ATV accident or at the hands of Radford. Deputies said she later admitted punching the boy.

She faces a maximum two life terms in prison when she's sentenced on May 29.

The child is in the process of being adopted.

The Associated Press

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