CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — A southeast Missouri woman is accused of throwing a butcher knife and hitting her 9-year-old niece in the face in what she called an accident during a dispute with another relative.
The (Cape Girardeau) Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/2tQ2IiJ ) reports Cape Girardeau County prosecutors have charged 26-year-old Lataisha Roberts with felony child endangerment and unlawful weapon use.
Police say the girl sustained a half-inch cut to a cheek.
Police allege in court records that shortly before midnight Wednesday, the victim’s mother told police her sister — the victim’s aunt — had thrown the knife after an argument.
Police say Roberts told investigators she threw a knife at her sister’s car but didn’t know one of the vehicle’s windows was down.
Online court records don’t show whether Roberts has an attorney.
Information from: Southeast Missourian, http://www.semissourian.com