Updated:WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. —
A Washington County mother is facing several charges after police said she severely beat and burned her young son.
Shyann Sanpietro is accused of burning and hitting her 3-year-old with a belt.
State police said the boy was covered in bruises when his grandmother took him to the hospital on July 3.
Sanpietro told investigators that her son falls a lot and the burns were psoriasis. Doctors determined the injuries were from abuse.
She remains in the Washington County Jail on aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges.