NC mother denies hurting baby, says: ‘I’ve waited my whole life to be a mom’

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Her life is a series of excruciating moments, day after day waiting for the moment when she will once again see her young son, Micah.

It’s been a year and a half since Mary Peele, who goes by Marty, held her baby boy in her arms. A year and a half of sitting in his room, untouched since the day he was taken away from her, praying someone would hear her, would believe her when she said she would never willingly harm her son.

As for Peele, she faces felony and misdemeanor charges of child abuse. Police say she broke twelve of her 4-month-old son’s ribs, bit his shoulder, and left him with injuries some doctors say are akin to trauma from a high-speed car accident.

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