Jury acquits woman accused of using cigarette on daughter
YORK - A jury has acquitted a York County woman accused of using a cigarette to burn her 8-year-old daughter.
York County District Court records say 29-year-old Ashley Eckard was found not guilty last month after a short trial. She was charged with felony intentional child abuse.
Authorities say the McCool Junction native used the cigarette in September of last year to burn her daughter 3 times on a hand. Court records say Eckard told the girl to say the wounds happened while sliding down a slide at a bouncy house.