A George woman is sentenced to a ten year prison term after pleading guilty to a charge of child endangerment causing serious injury. Twenty-six-year-old Nikki Moreno plead guilty to the felony charge in Lyon County District Court in connection to her hitting her five-year -old son with a hammer.

The boy was hospitalized at the time with injuries including laceration to the head from what investigators believe may have been the claw end of a hammer. The boy also had a possible fracture of an eye socket, stab wounds, bruises, bite marks, and cigarette burns. There was a volleyball size scab on the child’s back that could have come from a burn.

Moreno’s husband, Juan Carlos Moreno, negotiated a guilty plea to a charge of child endangerment. He will spend two years in prison after not interfering with the abuse.