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Palmetto woman, child hospitalized after domestic attack

PALMETTO — A Palmetto woman and her 2-year-old son were hospitalized after police say the woman’s boyfriend attacked them, according to a Palmetto Police Department report.

Police arrested Martin S. Espinoza, 26, on charges of child abuse and domestic battery after the woman took her son to the hospital. Both the woman and her son were hospitalized with injuries.

The victim said Espinoza first beat her then grabbed her son by the arm and threw him on a bed. The boy had arm pain and a swollen bump on his head from being thrown, the police report said.

Espinoza was being held in the Manatee County jail on $275,000 bond.

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