North Carolina woman tried to castrate her 5-year-old stepson
Bracey Rene Bird, 33, of Wilson, North Carolina, has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly tried to castrate her 5-year-old stepson, reports New York Post.
The woman also faces several other charges of allegedly abusing a young boy who is her adopted son.
The abuse investigation was launched in July after the Wilson County Sheriff's Office received a referral from the Wilson County Department of Human Services.
Authorities said the child was taken to hospital with severe burns and other injuries were found.
The young child had bruises on his face, arms, head, legs, back and genital area, Sheriff Wilson said.
In addition to the charge of attempted murder, Byrd faces charges of child abuse causing serious bodily harm, malicious castration, first-degree kidnapping, and three additional charges of child abuse with bodily harm.
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She was arrested on September 30 and is in jail on $2 million bail.
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