ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The woman accused of beating and throwing her boyfriend’s toddler to the floor also pleaded not guilty Friday.
Police say 24-year-old Ashley Montano injured the 2-year old so badly last month that she needed emergency surgery.
Officers say Montano told them she did it because the little girl was throwing a tantrum.
Montano is charged with child abuse.
She’s being held on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.