FOX World Cup scores

Mom accused of beating infant in Union County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Shannon Faulkenbury (Mugshot courtesy, WSOC)

UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A Union County woman has been arrested after deputies say she confessed to beating her infant daughter.

According to WSOC, Shannon Faulkenbury was arrested Tuesday after a two-month investigation.

Deputies tell WSOC the suspect took her daughter to Levine Children’s Hospital with a broken rib and leg in November, 2012.

Suspicion from doctors at the hospital prompted an investigation.  The suspect eventually “confessed to beating her daughter” because the infant “would not stop crying,” according to WSOC.