Couple accused of cutting child with knife plead not guilty
Published 10:15 am Friday, September 4, 2015
The Austin couple accused of cutting a child’s knee with a knife pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County District Court.
Larh Larh Sin, 31, and Chit Poe, 40, were charged on Aug. 20 with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to police records, Sin allegedly cut the child’s knee on about July 15, after the child wouldn’t listen to her. Her husband, Poe, allegedly took the child to the hospital and instructed the child to tell doctors he got the wound from falling off his bike.
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The child would later tell police Sin was drunk at the time, and told him he deserved to be cut.
Poe allegedly told police he wasn’t aware the child had been cut at first, but he later changed his story and said he didn’t believe the child had been cut but had rather fallen off his bike.
Sin allegedly admitted to cutting the child’s knee in the kitchen of her home and said Poe was in another room, and knew about the injury immediately. She allegedly told police she had difficulty keeping her anger in check after the child refused to listen to her.