Mom accused of branding daughters

Mom accused of branding daughters

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - The trial for a Virginia mother accused of branding her twin daughters with a hot iron is expected to be continued Tuesday.

Berneatha Terrell obtained new counsel Monday and they are expected to ask for a continuance.

Terrell was charged with two counts of malicious wounding.

Police said she used the iron as a form of punishment if the girls misbehaved.

The girls have been staying with close family members since their mother was charged. Terrell is free on bond.

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