Marianna Matthews

Frances Ellen Matthews of Kenton, Tenn., was found guilty of a child-abuse charge and sentenced to 20 days in jail. She admits hitting her daughter in the face with a shoe. Marianna suffers from spina bifida. There were 16 children ages 3-17 in the home with Frances and Dale Matthews (12 adopted, 1 respite, 3 unknown status)

Marianna was sometimes sent to live with Debra and Tom Schmitz who are alleged to have also abused Marianna.
Date: 2004-11-11
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Non-lethal physical abuse
Abuser: Adoptive mother
Disabilities: yes


Kenton, Tennessee
United States
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Documentsort iconDate
Woman to serve jail term for child abuse2005-11-15
Woman gets jail for child abuse2004-12-22
Underground network moves children from home to home2006-01-18
Mother going to jail for hitting daughter in eye2004-12-23
Matthews convicted of child abuse2004-12-04
Kenton mother accused of child abuse, makes bail2004-11-11


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