S.C. Police: Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother but not to her.
A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her son on the head Thursday. His age was not given. He was treated and released from a local hospital.
According to the report, the boy's sister told police that Shontrell Murphy hit the boy hard because he gave his grandmother a card but not her. She then tore the card up.
Police say Shontrell Murphy has been released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center. It wasn't clear Sunday if she has an attorney, and the number listed on the police report wasn't working.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Four rescued from submerged vehicle in St. Amant
Former state representative, mayoral candidate Steve Carter dies of COVID-19 complications
Gonzales subdivision pushes through zoning commission despite residents' concerns
Small businesses warn prices could go up with minimum wage increase
Bigger shipment of vaccines next week could speed up wait for some...