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Abused girl still in critical condition

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 11:14 PM
Last updated Friday, March 30, 2012 5:46 PM
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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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shrimp for breakfast
shrimp for breakfast 03/14/12 - 08:19 am
Only the lowest life form on

Only the lowest life form on the planet would hurt a child. In fact this Willie Clifford Jones is not human. I'd like to think there's a special place in hell for these beasts.

LLArms 03/14/12 - 09:05 am
If he gets sent to the big

If he gets sent to the big house, convicts actually don't really care for people who harm children and deal with them accordingly. Well if hes allowed into the general populace...

Willow Bailey
Willow Bailey 03/14/12 - 09:15 am
I really pray this baby has

I really pray this baby has family that is visiting and supporting her. My heart breaks just thinking of her physical and emotional pain.

Dixieman 03/14/12 - 01:11 pm
Some stories just make me

Some stories just make me want to go back to bed and pull the covers over my head.

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