Houston mom charged with injury to a child for hitting son with cell phone charger, breaking his arm

October 11, 2013 8:15:09 AM PDT
A woman accused of striking her five-year-old son with a cell phone charger was in jail Friday after taking her child to the hospital for his injuries.

According to court documents, the 20-year-old mother took her son to Memorial Hermann Hospital on October 1 where a doctor found that he had a broken arm and several healing lesions on his back and legs. The doctor told police the wounds were consistent with physical abuse, and the mother reportedly said she was unaware of them.

A couple of days later, Houston police interviewed the boy, who told them his mother disciplines him by making him kneel and raise his hands in the air while she hits him with a belt, sandal and cell phone charger cord.

Police interviewed the suspect, who reportedly admitted that the scarring on his back was from her hitting with a cell phone charger and that she pulled him by his arm, breaking it. According to court documents, she didn't realize her son's arm was broken until the next day.

The woman is charged with injury to a child. Bond was set at $50,000.

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