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Woman fined for using stun gun on daughter

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 09:49:18-04

A Columbus woman accused of using a stun gun to shock her then 13-year-old daughter has been fined $250.

Court records say 43-year-old Ruby Baeta was sentenced Wednesday. She'd pleaded no contest last month to negligent child abuse after prosecutors lowered the charge.

Columbus police say the girl and her 16-year-old sister reported that their mother shocked the younger girl in July. An officer said he saw two bumps on the girl that he says could have been caused by a stun gun.

The officer said Baeta denied shocking the girl and denied owning a stun gun, but he said he found a stun gun in a suitcase in a closet in the home.