Mother Accused Of Beating 7-Year-Old Son With Hammer

Posted on November 15, 2012


Florida (Bianca Prieto-Orlando Sentinel) – An Orlando mother is facing aggravated child abuse charges after she was accused of using a hammer and other items to beat her 7-year-old son.

Latresa Gustina Johnson, 31, was arrested Thursday after an Orlando police officer spotted Johnson’s young son crying and limping behind his mother through a parking lot off Raleigh Street.

When the officer asked the child why he was crying, Johnson replied “Ain’t nothing wrong with him.”

But the boy told the officer his mother hit him with a hammer, reports show. Johnson tried to leave the parking lot, but the officer wouldn’t allow her to.

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