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SW Virginia couple bound over on charges of wounding a child, abuse and neglect

Wes Bunch, NET News Service • Dec 4, 2013 at 2:06 PM

GATE CITY, Va. — A Southwest Virginia couple accused of abusing a 14-month-old child to the point it was hospitalized with skull fractures had their cases bound over to a grand jury during a preliminary hearing Monday in Scott County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Donald Wayne Snodgrass, 29, of Nickelsville, previously pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding of a child and a single count of felony abuse and neglect that stem from his August 2013 arrest by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.

Charges against the child’s mother — Crystal Gail Smith, 22, of Nickelsville — were also bound over Monday. Smith, who was allowing Snodgrass to live with her at the time the alleged abuse occurred, was arrested on a single count of felony abuse and neglect. She has also pleaded not guilty.

More on the case is available at TimesNews.net.