Just read this in my local paper, online.
Couldn't find that it had been mentioned here.
Stepmother sentenced for causing injury to 4-year-old girl
The Associated Press
February 7, 2006 12:33 PM
HUNTINGTON, IND. -- A judge sentenced a woman convicted of neglect to three years in prison for intentionally slamming on the brakes of a van and injuring her unbuckled stepdaughter.
Elizabeth A. Bragg, 23, of Huntington, pleaded guilty earlier to a charge of neglect of a dependent, while a battery charge was dropped as part of the agreement with prosecutors.
Bragg on Aug. 8 was driving her two stepdaughters and three nieces to visit her husband in Ohio. Prosecutors said she became upset with her 4-year-old stepdaughter because she had fallen asleep.
She told one of the other children to unbuckle the girl's seat belt, prosecutors said. She told everyone else to hang on, sped up, then slammed on the brakes, prosecutors said. The girl struck her head on the back of a seat.
Huntington County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Amy Richison said the girl fell asleep because she had been kept up all night standing in a corner for punishment. As part of that punishment, the girl was told not to sleep during the drive, Richison said during the sentencing hearing Monday in Huntington Circuit Court.