Woman arrested, accused of choking and beating minors
BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge woman accused of choking and beating her children has had the charges against her dismissed.
On Wednesday, Oct. 2 the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office responded to a call from two local schools concerning two students who appeared to live in an abusive home. The students are siblings, and one directly told school officials she'd seen her mother hurt her brother.
Authorities say both children described a profoundly abusive home life at the hands of their mother, a 29-year-old. One child said the mother used an extension cord to whip his back and a belt to whip his feet. In addition to this, the woman put a pillow over his face until he couldn't breathe. Moments later, he managed to push her off. The other victim described undergoing similar abuse, such as excessive beatings and being choked.
According to the children, the police came to their home earlier this week, and the mother threatened the children, telling them if they refused to assure police they were all right, she would kill them.
When authorities confronted the mother on Wednesday, she insisted her children were lying. But, after finding bruises on one of the victims, police arrested the woman and charged her with cruelty to juveniles.
In November, weeks after her arrest, charges were dismissed.
EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS STORY WAS UPDATED TO REMOVE THE WOMAN'S NAME AFTER COURT DOCUMENTS PROVIDED SHOWED THE WOMAN'S CHARGES WERE DISMISSED.
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