This mother did what any mother would do to make sure her sons realized the consequence of robbing a house — she beat them. Do you agree with her form of punishment? Or do you think that she needs to be arrested for this?
A mother-of-six who was jailed for beating her young sons with a belt after they robbed a house has been bailed out by a stranger who sympathized with her.
Schaquana Spears, 30, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was booked into prison on felony cruelty charges on Tuesday.
Detectives at the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office spoke with Spears’ children after they were contacted by the Department of Children and Family Services on June 17, WAFB reports.
Her 13-year-old said his mother ‘hit him with an RCA cord multiple times’ and he was left with marks on his leg, shoulder, back and stomach.
After they spoke to Spears, they learned that she had punished her children after finding out they had broken into a house on their street.
‘[She] admitted hitting the child and her two other sons multiple times as they were moving and running away,’ a deputy noted in the probable cause report.
‘[She] did this because the victims burglarized a residence down the street.’
The police report adds the youngest child, who is 10, had a small scratch on his hand. The other boy, aged 12, had a cut on his left arm.
Spears was arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, where her bond was set at $2,500.
However, her arrest sparked controversy with some defending Spears, saying should not have been taken into police custody for disciplining her children.
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