A mother whose teenage daughter nearly died from an infection caused by a bellybutton piercing was convicted Tuesday of endangering the girl's life by failing to seek medical attention until she was gravely ill.I don't think that parents should suffer criminal penalties for bad judgment. The real problem here was that a 13-year-old girl was able to get a bellybutton piercing over her father's objections. This would not have happened if the father had not been kicked out of the home.
Deborah Robinson, 39, could get up to five years in prison.
The girl developed an infection after piercing her own navel and inserting a ring.
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