ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque mom and her fiancée are charged after police say the fiancée went too far disciplining an 8-year-old girl.
According to a criminal complaint, that girl told police that her mom’s fiancée, Gregory Pierce, burned her arm with a lighter.
Investigators say the girl told them her mother, Julia Ann Kirsch, told her to claim she got burned making ravioli.
Pierce is facing a child abuse charge.
Kirsch is facing a witness intimidation charge for what she’s accused of telling her daughter.
Both Kirsch and Pierce are out on bond.