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Mom facing child cruelty charges granted bond

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Candice Boles at her preliminary and bond hearing on Monday. Candice Boles at her preliminary and bond hearing on Monday.

The mother of a 3-year-old girl found dead in Hinesville appeared before a judge at the Liberty County Justice Center for a bond and preliminary hearing.

Candice Boles she was granted a $400,000 bond. She faces charges of being a party to a felony murder and child cruelty. Her case will not go to a grand jury for the child cruelty charge.

Police say she played a role in her daughter's murder.

Andraia Boles, 3, was found dead with head injuries in the bathroom of her Hinesville home in February.

Her husband Torres Boles is charged with murder and child cruelty. 

In court on Monday, police detectives testified that Candice Boles at first claimed she did not see her daughter at all the night her husband allegedly punished the toddler. 

Police said they would leave the girl locked in the bathroom while they went to work each day, which went on for months. Torres Boles punished the girl by pouring water on her in the bathroom tub after she flooded while being in there all day. 

Detectives said that in later interviews, Torres Boles said his wife did see injuries caused by the child slipping and hitting her head several times falling in the bathtub. In later interviews, Torres Boles told authorities his wife did see the girl's injuries the night before, but went to eat some apples and peanut butter, played a video game and went to bed. Both parents left Andaia in the bathtub overnight in her wet pajamas, according to police. 

The child died from the injuries, according to police. Candice Boles' lawyer put forth in court that she was afraid of her husband. 

Candice Boles will not be allowed any contact with her surviving 5-year-old daughter. Her husband's murder case will be heard by a grand jury next month. 

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