Mother Charged after 8-Year-Old Found with Severe Burns, Bruises
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Small decorations sit in front of a Tennessee house where police say they found an 8-year-old girl with severe burns and bruising on her face. The affidavit states police were contacted to come to the address by the child's mother, 23-year-old Michelle Strong. When they arrived, Strong told them she wanted her daughter out of the house because she was stealing. But the child told police she wanted to leave because her mother doesn't feed her and she hadn't eaten in four days.