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Mother of toddler faced drug, gun charges. Now, she’s accused of badly abusing her child.

Amber Hall’s mugshot on aggravated child abuse charges.
Amber Hall’s mugshot on aggravated child abuse charges.

After months of police surveillance on their home, Amber Hall and her husband Harold Hall were charged with being drug dealers who illegally possessed firearms, according to court records.

On Tuesday, a new set of charges arose for the mother, after her toddler daughter wound up in intensive care at an Orlando children’s hospital.

Amber Hall, 25, of Port Orange, near Daytona Beach, was charged with aggravated child abuse and child neglect causing great bodily harm Tuesday after, according to WBBH-NBC2, police said her 22-month-old daughter remains in intensive care. The toddler was bruised, burned, had teeth knocked out and suffered possible brain damage when taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando on Sept. 4, police said.

Harold Hall, 35, who has been in prison twice, wasn’t charged, but NBC2 reported another adult could be arrested for abusing the child. Amber Hall is being held without bond.

On Oct. 3, court documents say, police searched their home and found the Halls with (among other things) 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, a digital scale, an HK 9mm pistol with 12 rounds in the magazine and a live round in the chamber and $7,420 cash. Each faces possession of meth with intent to sell and possessing drug paraphernalia to transport drugs. Harold’s charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon. Amber’s charged with possession of a concealed weapon.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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