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Woman injured by falling shopping cart; two 12-year-olds face charges

NEW YORK (AP) - Police say two 12-year-olds are charged with
felony assault and misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon
after they allegedly pushed a shopping cart off a fourth-floor
walkway, hitting a woman in the head with the cart.
The woman, Marion Salmon Hedges, was listed in critical but
stable condition at New York City's Harlem Hospital.
Hedges was walking with her 14-year-old son outside a Target
store in East Harlem on Sunday when the cart fell on her. Her son
wasn't injured.
Her father-in-law, Michael Hedges, says prosecutors should
"throw the book" at the two boys.
The Daily News reports that Hedges volunteers at the Stanley M.
Isaacs Neighborhood Center. Center executive director Wanda Wooten says Hedges also is active in her church.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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