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Mom of teen whose hands froze together after being thrown out in arctic blast to appear in court


PITTSBURGH - A Pittsburgh mother accused of kicking her daughter out in the cold during last week’s arctic vortex is expected to face a judge Friday.

A preliminary hearing for Yolanda Williams is scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Police said Williams threw her 16-year-old daughter out of the family’s Hill District home last Monday. The temperatures at the time were at or below zero.

Investigators said the teen walked nearly a mile to her aunt’s home, and when she arrived her hands were frozen together.

Williams is facing endangering the welfare of a child and other charges.