Mother charged with biting infant, breaking his ribs and shoulder blades

Mary Martin Peele (image courtesy Raleigh-Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)
Police have charged a 34-year-old Raleigh mother with biting her 16-week-old baby and breaking the child's ribs and shoulder blades.

Mary Martin Peele, of Okelly St., was arrested by Raleigh Police Department detectives Monday.

She's charged with one count of felony child abuse inflicting serious injury and one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

According to arrest warrants obtained by ABC11, Peele allegedly broke 12 of her baby's ribs and both scapula bones. She also allegedly made a deep bite wound on the boy's shoulder.

The warrants list a date range between the end of May and mid-July for the alleged incidents.

Bond for Peele was set at $250,000. She was ordered not to have contact with any minor under the age of 18 without supervision.

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