Jury trial dates have been set for a 30-year-old Lake Mills woman charged with child abuse.
Amanda McGowan is charged with child abuse-recklessly causing harm to a four-month old child that was in her care. In March of last year, that child sustained serious head trauma resulting in a subdural hematoma, bifrontal hemorrhaging, retinal hemorrhaging and bruising on his head and arm. McGowan said she fell down the stairs with the child in her arms but doctors say the child’s injuries are not consistent with that story.
A three-day jury trial is slated to begin July 17.