WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A 47-year-old Wichita Falls woman was convicted of her second child abuse conviction.
Katina Miles accepted a plea deal for a 10-year sentence, suspended on five years’ probation.
In 2002, she was sentenced to three years probation for two counts of harming a child. Prosecutors later sought the revocation of that probation for three years in prison and 10 years’ probation.
Miles’ second charge came in May of 2022, when police received a report of an assault on an eight-year-old boy in the 1000 block of Woods.
They interviewed a witness who told them that the victim and another boy were playing in the yard and, when they got tired, they went inside to play on their cell phones.
She said one of the boys told her her nose was bleeding.
He said the boy’s mother, Miles, later came to pick him up and they left. She said Miles came back very quickly and asked who had attacked her son, causing his nose to bleed.
He said Miles started yelling at another boy asking who had attacked his son, and that boy pointed at another eight-year-old boy.
The witness said Miles became enraged and grabbed the boy’s hair with both hands and started hitting him repeatedly.
Police photos of the injured boy showed swelling and a bleeding cut on the upper left side of his head near his temple, as well as several cuts on the left side of his neck.