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Spring Hill Woman Accused Of Child Abuse Faces Judge


FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Police have called it one of the most horrific child abuse cases they've ever seen, and Tuesday morning the woman accused faced a judge.

Shelley Blair had an arraignment in Williamson County Tuesday on eight counts of child neglect and endangerment, as well as multiple kidnapping and assault charges.

Blair pleaded not guilty to the 15 count indictment, and her next court date was set for April 13.

Police found a malnourished 13-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy walking on the side of the road in Spring Hill in October 2008. Officers said the kids escaped from Blair's home, where police say she'd imprisoned them in a room with no food, water, light or even a bathroom.

2009 Mar 3