CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Police say a Charleston woman beat her daughter so badly the girl had to be hospitalized. Witnesses told Charleston Patrolman J.O. Branham they saw Dominique Delores Martinez, 25, of South Park Road beating her daughter Saturday near the entrance to the apartment complex where she lives. Witnesses saw her grab the 10-year-old by the hair and punch her in the face multiple times, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
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