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Amherst Mother Accused of 'Seriously' Injuring Child

Matthew Roach

Amherst, VA - An Amherst mother and her boyfriend have been arrested, accused of seriously injuring a nine-month old child.

Amherst police officers have charged Savanna Burks and Matthew Roach with two counts each, of felony child neglect or abuse.

The department says it was contacted by Lynchburg General Hospital on May 5, after the child was treated for serious injuries.

The child was transferred to the UVA Medical Center and has since been released.

The police department says the infant is now in state custody.

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