Posted at: 06/26/2013 8:49 AM
Updated at: 06/26/2013 9:03 AM
Rochester Mother Sentenced to More Than 7 Years
ROCHESTER, MN (AP) - A Rochester mother has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for causing injuries and fractures to her twin babies.
Kanishka Molina pleaded guilty to first-degree assault-causing great bodily harm in an agreement with prosecutors in Olmsted County. The infants suffered arm, leg and rib fractures.
Authorities started investigating the 22-year-old and her husband after they brought their 4-month-old son to Saint Marys Hospital in May 2011. A body scan revealed multiple fractures. Police then went to the couple's home and found the baby's twin sister had also been injured.
The Post-Bulletin reports Olmsted County District Court Judge Jodi Williamson sentenced Molina to 86 months in prison.