Dallas Co. Judge Sets Million Dollar Bonds for Accused Child Abusers

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A Selma couple accused of abusing 21-month old twin toddlers -- make a first appearance in a Dallas County Court after their arrest.

District Judge Bob Armstrong set bond for 23 year old Shanetta Tyus and 22 year old Gabriel Fikes at one million dollars each. They're each charged with aggravated child abuse -- assault -- and endangering the welfare of a child.
     
District Attorney Michael Jackson says the two toddlers were severely burned with an iron -- and DHR has now removed all of the children out of the home.

"They actually tried to put it off on the other children saying that they had burned the children which is a sad chapter in this case," said Jackson.
     
Tyus and Fikes are being held in the Dallas County Jail and a preliminary hearing has been set for April 22nd.



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