No charges for owner of mule that kicked girl
These mules are normally corraled, but apparently got loose Tuesday afternoon in Cherokee County. One of them kicked a 9 year old girl in the head, according to investigators. (WSB photo)
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The owner of the mule that kicked a 9 year old girl in the head will not face criminal charges, the Cherokee County Marshal’s Office said Thursday.
“No negligence was found, and it was just an unfortunate accident,” Alexa Huston, spokeswoman f hermes uk or the Marshal’s Office, told The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Emma Johnson was critically injured Tuesday while she and her mother tried to corral two wayward mules into a neighbor’s pasture on Green Drive, north of Canton. Emma was carrying a bucket of feed to help lure the animals when she was kicked in the head and knocked unconscious, investigators hermes uk said.
Emma was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where she remained Thursday. Her family has requested privacy.
Neighbor Thomas Ross said Tuesday that Emma rides horses and is used to being around large animals hermes uk , but may have scared one of the mules when she ran up behind it.
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