A Smith County woman is under investigation for physically assaulting her 3-year old stepdaughter
The child was take to a local hospital Thursday with several bruises and lacerations on her head and neck. Authorities say suspicion turned to the girl's 21-year old step-mother when her story conflicted with evidence collected from the scene. The three-year old and her older step-sister have been placed in foster care. So far, no charges have been filed.