PAWTUCKET, R.I. — The Rhode Island attorney general’s office says a former foster mother has been convicted of abusing and physically injuring a 2-year-old in her care.
Thirty-one-year-old Shamika Ramos, of Pawtucket, was convicted Tuesday of second-degree child abuse after a four-day trial by jury. Ramos will be sentenced Sept. 19.
The boy was hospitalized in 2014 with injuries to his ear and a subgaleal hematoma — a tearing of the scalp from the skull bone. An expert witness testified that the injuries were consistent with child abuse and that the injuries were inflicted during a time when Ramos had been alone with the child.
Ramos had denied abusing the boy.