Another “emotionally difficult” trial in the case of a San Mateo woman who allegedly tied up her then-17-year-old daughter and force-fed her dish soap might be avoided because the mother and her attorney are considering a plea deal.Prosecutors have been considering whether to retry 46-year-old Shawnie Benedetti on child abuse charges stemming from a May 28, 2009, incident in which she allegedly “went too far” during an argument with her daughter over an unpaid cellphone bill. Read More
They have not washed their hands of this child abuse case.
Prosecutors are considering whether to retry a San Mateo woman accused of tying up her 17-year-old daughter and force-feeding her dish soap three years ago during an argument over an unpaid cellphone bill.
In February 2010, a jury found 46-year-old Shawnie Benedetti guilty of inflicting corporal injury on a child and other charges stemming from the May 28, 2009, incident. Read More