Mother accused of beating 4-year-old daughter appears in court
She's accused of beating her four-year-old child, but now she's saying she was the one abused.
Amy Pike is charged with two counts of assault for allegedly beating her child in her home on Texas Street last summer. As a result, Pike's daughter has a hole in her skull, broken ribs and had to be hospitalized
Today in court, Pike's attorney says he plans to prove that pike herself was abused by her boyfriend and he's the one who abused the child.
The trial was supposed to begin this week, but the defense is now bringing in an expert who will prove Pike is a victim of domestic abuse. Now the prosecutor needs time to call in her own expert to evaluate pike.
The defense is also saying Pike gave a false confession after 15 hours of being interrogated by investigators and police. Pike’s attorney Mark Young said, “There's numerous articles, research about false confessions and people give false confessions. It's not unheard of.”
The trial will now begin October 13.