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Jazmin Curry

Jazmin Curry, 28, was charged Thursday with three counts of child abuse; she is accused of using a hammer to beat three children.

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis woman is accused of using a hammer to beat her three children, who demonstrated to investigators what their mother did.

Jazmin Curry, 28, was charged Thursday with three counts of child abuse.

Investigators got a call on July 1 reporting concerns that Curry, of the 1200 block of 7th Street, had abused her children, ages 8, 7 and 5.

All three had visible bruises and scratches, according to court documents, and they told police their mother had used a hammer on them.

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The 8-year-old girl suffered a broken arm that likely occurred due to a "forceful hit or grab," the probable cause statement said, quoting a physician at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

Curry is being held on $50,000 bail.

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