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Mother, grandma charged after boy is injured by sister

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A grandmother and mother in Florida have been arrested after leaving five children alone during which time a 9-year-old boy was accidentally hit in the back of the head with a knife thrown by his 4-year-old sister.

The Port St. Lucie Police Department said that Julie Belliard, the mother of the children, and Marie Pierre, their grandmother, face child neglect charges.

Police officers say Belliard left the children in the care of her mother on Friday. Pierre left the children, ages 3 to 9, by themselves so she could pick up her daughter.

While the grandmother was gone, the girl threw a knife, which bounced off a television stand and hit the boy in the head.

There were no online records so it wasn't known if they had lawyers.

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