SeMo Mother Gets Mistrial for Leading Children Under Train

APRIL 27, 2006 - Posted at 3:20 p.m. CST

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - A southeast Missouri mother accused of leading three children under a train that severed her 8-year-old daughter's arm will get a new trial.

A mistrial was declared yesterday in the Poplar Bluff after twelve jurors couldn't reach a verdict in the trial of Glenda Ross.

The 34-year-old mother is charged with three counts of child endangerment for leading her two daughters and their friend under a stopped train in Scott City in October.

According to testimony, Ross' 8-year-old daughter was the last to crawl under the train when it began moving and severed her arm.

Prosecutors say Ross knowingly endangered the girls' lives.  Defense attorneys say Ross could not have known the train would move.

A new trial date in the case has not been set.

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