A 32-year-old Meadville woman is headed to trial on charges that she struck one of her children repeatedly, causing a concussion, after furnishing alcoholic beverages to all three of her children.
The children, according to the criminal complaint filed by police in the case, were 4, 9 and 10 years old at the time of the incident.
Krystle Margaret Demoss of 566 Smith St. waived her right to a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Thursday.
Meadville police charged Demoss with striking the 10-year-old multiple times on July 23. In addition to a concussion, the child suffered bruising to the upper right arm, right shoulder and right cheek, according to the criminal complaint filed by police in the case.
Demoss faces charges that she later aided or encouraged her three children in drinking an alcoholic beverage and furnished the drink to them.
Demoss faces six misdemeanor charges: simple assault, endangering the welfare of children, corruption of minors, and three counts of furnishing alcoholic beverages to a minor.
A trial in the case is scheduled for the March term of criminal court. Demoss was released on her own recognizance.