Abused girl still in critical condition

Editor's note: Because of incorrect information given to The Augusta Chronicle, the age of Tyasia Phillips was incorrect in this story. In court March 30, her father said she was 4. This story has been changed to reflect this.

A 4-year-old remained in crit­ical condition Tuesday af­ter being abused Sunday.

In­ves­ti­gators were called to Doctors Hospital, where the child had been brought about 9 p.m. She was taken to Medical College of Geor­gia Hospital with bleeding in the brain.

Her father, Willie Clif­ford Jones, 22, of the 2900 block of Gordon Highway, was jailed Monday on a charge of first-degree cruelty to children.

 

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