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Mom charged with abusing son to appear in court

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A mother charged with abusing her own child is expected back in court on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Aleesha Wyatt allowed her live-in boyfriend to watch over her son,  even after knowing the man had been abusing the boy.

The 3-year-old has been in serious condition at a Flint area hospital since the beating on Nov. 1.

The boy's mother could be the first person charged under Michigan's Dominick's Law.

That law makes it a crime for witnesses to ignore abuse.

If convicted, Wyatt and her boyfriend would face the possibility of life in prison.

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