Woman charged with using hammer to attack juvenile

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is heading to court to face assault charges in connection with a hammer attack on a juvenile.

Police say 24-year-old Cristina Moreno, of Portland, is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on first-degree assault and breach of peace charges.

The alleged attack occurred in Newington in August. Moreno fled but was identified as the assailant through witness accounts and arrested Friday. She was held on $250,000 bond over the weekend.

Police say Moreno and the girl were in a fight on Aug. 13 when Moreno hit the girl in the face with the hammer, causing serious injuries. Police did not say what sparked the altercation.

The case was not listed in online court records and it was not clear if Moreno had an attorney.

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