DETROIT – A Hamtramck woman will likely be treated at a mental-health facility after she was found not guilty by reason of insanity of abusing two of her five children, including placing her 4-year-old daughter in a hot oven.
Defense attorney Raymond Cassar says 40-year-old Reyna Valentino was found not guilty Monday as part of an agreement with Wayne County prosecutors. She had faced torture and child-abuse charges.
Police say Valentino's 4-year-old daughter told officers that her mother "cooks me like a turkey in the oven." Investigators also say Valentino beat her 5-year-old daughter with a pry bar.
Cassar says Valentino has paranoid schizophrenia but stopped taking her medication because she couldn't afford it.
He says her children now are in foster care.