Woman charged with child abuse after throwing metal fork at 6-year-old

Violeta Marku, Pinellas County Jail photo

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 32-year-old woman has been charged with child abuse in Pinellas County after deputies say she threw a metal fork at a 6-year-old girl.

The suspect, Violeta Marku, found the 6-year-old eating in her room, which is against house rules, according to an affidavit. She then threw the fork.

Deputies said the child turned, trying to avoid the fork, and was hit in the left arm. The victim suffered bruising and puncture wounds.

Deputies said the victim admitted to throwing the fork but said she didn’t mean to cause injury.

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