Day one of Sara Woody trial wraps up - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Day one of Sara Woody trial wraps up

Sara Woody Sara Woody
WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) -

A trial is underway for a Wichita County woman facing 26 counts of Injury to a Child. After opening statements, the jury heard from the ER doctor that first reported the injuries.

Dr. Jeremy Sautner said the alleged victim told him he was rough-housing with his brothers and fell and hit his face on the concrete. However, Dr. Sautner said the injuries sustained were not consistent with his story. The jury also heard from two Burkburnett detectives.

During two search warrants conducted at Woody's house, detectives seized a 50-pound bag of rice, jugs of apple cider vinegar, tent poles, a 2 x 4, belts, plastic buckets, spoons, and a lighter. Finally, they heard from Woody's aunt and uncle.

They said the alleged victims were too small for their age and one of them would act odd on a regular basis. During opening augments, the prosecution told the jury they would see a pattern of emotional and physical abuse.

The defense said Woody is a good mother that did nothing more than try to raise her kids in a good Christian home. According to Woody's affidavit, she is accused of punishing the victims by burning their tongues with a charcoal lighter, hitting them in the genitals with a belt, and having them lick a toilet bowl.

Court will be back in session Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in the 30th District Court. You can follow Alex Achten on Twitter @Alex_KAUZ for up-to-the-minute details.

Copyright 2017 KAUZ News All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Ominous Egyptian sarcophagus opened, found to contain no dark forces

    Ominous Egyptian sarcophagus opened, found to contain no dark forces

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:02:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:02:46 GMT
    The remains were not well preserved, said Mostafa Waziri, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. (Source: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)The remains were not well preserved, said Mostafa Waziri, the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. (Source: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

    Inside the foreboding sarcophagus were three sets of bones, believed to be military officers or soldiers, and some water.

    Inside the foreboding sarcophagus were three sets of bones, believed to be military officers or soldiers, and some water.

  • Kids hit the dirt during ATV safety course

    Kids hit the dirt during ATV safety course

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:18:59 GMT
    Wilbarger County Farm Bureau hosted an ATV safety course Thursday morning. (Source: KAUZ)Wilbarger County Farm Bureau hosted an ATV safety course Thursday morning. (Source: KAUZ)
    Wilbarger County Farm Bureau hosted an ATV safety course Thursday morning. (Source: KAUZ)Wilbarger County Farm Bureau hosted an ATV safety course Thursday morning. (Source: KAUZ)

    Thursday morning eight kids put on their helmets, gloves, and safety glasses for an ATV safety course.

    Thursday morning eight kids put on their helmets, gloves, and safety glasses for an ATV safety course.

  • Annual teachers' materials giveaway is coming up

    Annual teachers' materials giveaway is coming up

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:02 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:02:36 GMT
    An annual supplies giveaway for teachers is taking place next weekend in Wichita Falls. (Source: KAUZ)An annual supplies giveaway for teachers is taking place next weekend in Wichita Falls. (Source: KAUZ)
    An annual supplies giveaway for teachers is taking place next weekend in Wichita Falls. (Source: KAUZ)An annual supplies giveaway for teachers is taking place next weekend in Wichita Falls. (Source: KAUZ)

    The event is hosted by Park Place Christian Church along with the Iota Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

    The event is hosted by Park Place Christian Church along with the Iota Omicron chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.

Powered by Frankly