Middletown woman accused of blinding granddaughter has continued online postings in months since beating

An Orange County woman - and well-known baker --is accused of beating and blinding her infant granddaughter in a brutal attack.

News 12 Staff

Sep 2, 2020, 9:14 PM

Updated 1,354 days ago

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An Orange County woman - and well-known baker --is accused of beating and blinding her infant granddaughter in a brutal attack.
Kimberly Bennett, 43, is accused of a beating that authorities say left her 7-month-old granddaughter permanently blind. That brutal attack allegedly happened inside Bennet's home on Bedford Avenue in Middletown, where authorities say the baby was found unresponsive and with bruises on her face.
Bennett was arraigned on Tuesday, but the alleged attack happened seven months ago.
Since the alleged attack, Bennett, who is a well-known local baker, has seemingly carried on, at least online, as if nothing happened.
She has posted videos and pictures of herself and her confections on Facebook.
District Attorney Dave Hoovler says COVID-19 delayed evidence from being presented to a grand jury until now, adding, "There is no excuse for inflicting these types of life-altering injuries on an innocent baby. It is even more unthinkable that these injuries could have been inflicted by the person who was primarily responsible for the child's well-being."
Bennett's customers are taking to social media to post their outrage and disgust by the allegations.
The Middletown grandmother is now behind bars on $150,000 cash bail.
It's not known where the child's mother is or who is taking care of the baby.
If guilty, she faces 25 years behind bars. 


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