Oklahoma City woman charged with injecting feces into daughter

Wednesday, December 7th 2005, 2:33 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ An Oklahoma City woman is being charged with child abuse for injecting human waste into her 2-and-a-half year old daughter.

District Attorney Wes Lane says Sarena Sherrard is being charged with child abuse by Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy. People with the syndrome often injure their children in order to gain attention and sympathy.

Sherrard was arrested August 14th when police watching by video say they say her use two syringes to inject a substance into her daughter's catheter while at Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Investigators say Sherrard later confessed to injecting feces into her daughter's body to get attention.

Police say the child has undergone more than 15 surgeries and remains hospitalized in serious condition.

Lane says Sherrard faces up to life in prison if found guilty.