Jury trial for woman accused of forcing 4-year-old child to wear makeup

LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – The jury trial of a Florence woman accused of beating a 4-year-old child and forcing him to wear makeup is set to begin on Monday.

Rebecca Lynn Barnett, 24, was arrested nearly a year ago and charged with one count of child abuse and one count of third-degree domestic violence.

Investigators say she abused the child and threatened to kill her, while feeding her makeup and insulting her.

Barnett was released shortly after her arrest on $20,000 bond.

After she was indicted on both counts by a Lauderdale County grand jury in 2022, court records show Barnett pleaded not guilty.

If found guilty, she faces between one and 10 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.


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