FITCHBURG, Mass. -- (WBZ) -- The parents charged in the beating of a 6-year-old girl found dead inside a Fitchburg home allegedly super-glued their other child’s wound and ordered him not to call 911.
The girl was found inside a Stoneybrook Road just before noon on Tuesday along with her 9-year-old brother.
Both were rushed to an area hospital. The girl died and the boy is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Shana Pedroso was arraigned Wednesday on two counts of reckless endangerment and two counts of assault and battery on child. Prosecutors confirmed Pedroso is the children’s mother.
Pedroso was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week.
Police say the boy told first-responders that he and his sister were attacked by bullies. Prosecutors also say Pedroso instructed the child not to call 911 even though he was injured and his sister “couldn’t drink.”
Pedroso allegedly closed a wound on the boy’s neck with super-glue. He was found with serious injuries and bruising to his face.
Marvin Brito, the father of the children is charged with two counts of reckless endangerment of child and two counts permitting substantial injury to a child. A judge also ordered him held without bail.