Alabama mom to spend decades in prison for ‘horrifying’ abuse of her infants, DA says

Published 9:51 pm Monday, December 11, 2023

An Alabama mother was sentences to decades in prison after what prosecutors said was “horrifying” abuse she committed against her twin infants.

Charity Harris was sentenced to 35 years in state prison for each of the three counts of aggravated child abuse charges and 20 years for a first-degree assault charge, Mobile County District Attorney Keith Blackwood said.

“Judge Brooks passed down his sentence for Charity Harris today, and she’ll be sitting in prison for a very long time,” Blackwood said in a social media post Monday.

“A few months ago during the trial, the State presented evidence proving the twins suffered from multiple skull fractures, brain bleeds and bone fractures throughout their bodies from the time they were 3 weeks old to 7 months old,” Blackwood said.

“What these babies were subjected to, at the hands of their mother, was horrifying,” the district attorney said. “We are happy to see justice for these babies served.”

The State was represented by Assistant District Attorneys Jessica Catlin and Clayton Williams along with Trial Coordinator Stacia Rogers.