Couple charged with child abuse in beating of 3-year-old girl

Posted at 11:21 AM, Apr 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-14 12:45:49-04

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — Two people have been charged with abusing a three-year-old girl.

The Barry County Prosecutor charged Karol Daun Blanchard and John McKinzie Munro III in the alleged severe beating of Blanchard’s daughter.  The prosecutor says that the beatings apparently happened over a long period of time and the girl was hospitalized.

Munro was charged with first degree child abuse, possession of marijuana and possession of a switchblade.  Blanchard was charged with second degree child abuse, for allegedly failing to protect the girl from Munro.

Bond for Munro was set at $1 million.  Bond for Blanchard was set at $500,000.