A 31-year-old Cheyenne woman is behind bars after allegedly slapping her husband and 2-year-old child.

According to a booking sheet, it all started around 8:13 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, after a deputy with the Laramie County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a physical domestic call.

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The deputy says Bertha "Betty" Loya-Martinez hit her husband with an open palm on the arm and hit her 2-year-old child with an open palm in the face.

Loya-Martinez was subsequently arrested and booked into the Laramie County Detention Center on charges of felony child abuse and felony domestic battery.

As of noon Tuesday, Loya-Martinez had yet to be formally charged.


Loya-Martinez made her initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court Wednesday morning on a misdemeanor charge of unlawful contact-touch.

Her bond was set at $1,000 cash and her arraignment was scheduled for Jan. 3 at 9 a.m.

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