Mom of three accused of stabbing 10-year-old daughter with steak knife appears in court
The child also said her mom tied her to a dresser drawer and beat her with a belt.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Jeffersontown mother charged with first degree criminal abuse after her daughter showed up at school bleeding from a leg wound was in court Thursday.
According to an arrest report, a 10-year-old girl went to the front office saying her knee - which was bandaged - was hurting.
When a school employee removed the bandage to examine her injury, the child began to bleed heavily down her leg. The girl then told the staff member - and later police - that her mom stabbed her with a steak knife.
The child also said her mom tied her to a dresser drawer and beat her with a belt. The 10-year-old was taken to the emergency room at Kosair Children's Hospital where she was treated.
Police arrested the child's mother - 30-year-old Kallie Katzman - on March 16.
Investigators say Katzman admitted she and her daughter got into an argument and that she threw a steak knife at the girl and beat her with a "leather type belt."
During her court appearance on Thursday, the judge called her a danger to the community and her child. Katzman was ordered not to have any contact with her daughter.
Katzman has two other children - an 8-year-old girl and 12-year-old girl.
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