Babysitter accused of child abuse

September 24, 2008 5:55:25 PM PDT
A babysitter is facing child abuse charges as a toddler is brain damaged and fighting for life. Police say the 16-month-old was severely shaken and possibly thrown while being cared for by 43-year-old Arlene Marsh.

Marsh is a single mom who has taken care of the baby several times, officials said.

Marsh's attorney said his client was also caring for her three children, one which has downs syndrome.

He believes the children may have caused some of the injuries to the 16-month-old victim.

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