A New Hampshire woman charged with beating her 3-year-old daughter to death in November had faced child abuse charges before.
According to court papers, Katlyn Marin was indicted in July on a charge of striking an 8-year-old boy with a belt, but the case was dismissed because he was too scared to testify against her.
Marin made her first court appearance Monday in the death of Brielle Gage.
Prosecutors say the 25-year-old Marin assaulted Brielle several times during Thanksgiving week, and she died shortly after being rushed to a hospital Nov. 25. An autopsy determined she died of blunt-force injuries.
Marin appeared on a video screen in district court in Nashua and didn't speak at the hearing. She will remain jailed pending a probable cause hearing Jan. 13.
Her father, Harry Gage, attended the brief hearing and said some of the information being spread about his daughter is false.
Marin was represented by Justin Hayes, a court appointed lawyer, who declined to comment.