August 16, 2008 in City

Kyra remains hospitalized after two months

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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Kyra Wine
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Sunday marks two months since 3-year-old Kyra Wine was found in a St. Maries home with dead flesh on her hands and feet, extensive bruising and most of her hair missing.

The little girl remains hospitalized at Sacred Heart Medical Center where she is in satisfactory condition, according to hospital officials.

The girl’s mother, 26-year-old Christina Haynes, and her mother’s boyfriend, 29-year-old Charles William Smith, are accused of causing the extensive injuries and are charged with felony injury to a child and aggravated battery.

Smith, who remains in jail, was scheduled to appear in Benewah County court on Friday, but the hearing was rescheduled for Sept. 12. Smith’s attorney, William Butler, plans to ask a judge to drop the aggravated battery charge, he said in a recent interview. The lawyer would not elaborate on his motion.

Haynes left the Benewah County Jail on July 30 after her bail was lowered to $75,000 and a relative used her Plummer, Idaho, property as collateral for bail, according to court documents.

On June 17, authorities were tipped to Kyra’s possible abuse. Benewah County deputies went to the home on Hells Gulch Road where officials took the little girl into custody.

Kyra has undergone multiple surgeries, where doctors removed parts of her feet and one of her ring fingers.

Benewah County Sheriff’s Office and Idaho Health and Welfare continue to investigate.

According to Brenda Wine, Kyra’s aunt, the little girl’s 6-year-old sister, Amanda, is living with her paternal grandparents where Kyra also will eventually live.

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