Scott City Woman Pleads Guilty After Daughter's Arm Severed by Train

NOVEMBER 9, 2006 - Posted at 8:02 a.m. CST

POPLAR BLUFF, MO - A southeast Missouri mother faces two years of probation for leading her daughter beneath a train that lurched forward, severing the girl's arm.

Glenda Ross of Scott City was sentenced after pleading guilty to child endangerment charges.

She faced three felony endangerment counts in the incident at a Scott City train yard last year.  She led three children beneath the coupling of two rail cars resting on railroad tracks.

The arm of Ross' then 7-year-old daughter was severed as the train began moving.  No one else was injured.  The train had been stopped on the tracks in Scott City, waiting for another train to pass.

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