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After 2 years, woman cleared of battery, child abuse charges

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By Tom McDonald

A Las Vegas woman accused of hitting a child two years ago in a fight with the girl’s mother was found not guilty by a jury last month.

Renee Maestas, 36, was acquitted of two counts of battery and one count of child abuse on Jan. 25. The charges stemmed from a 2009 fight at the Dollar General store, in which Maestas and the 9-year-old girl’s mother exchanged blows.

David Silva, attorney for Maestas, said the acquittal effectively ends a two-year “house arrest” for Maestas.


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