BEAT HER KIDS WITH BELTS, PINCHED AND SCRATCHED THEM, AND CAUSED THEM TO BLEED
After a New York County Family Court judge determined that a mother had neglected her kids, the mom appealed to the Appellate Division, First Department.
On its review of the case, the appellate court noted that a “preponderance of evidence” supported the conclusion that the woman had neglected her children because she had inflicted “excessive corporal punishment on them.”
Apparently, the testimony adduced at trial revealed that the mother “routinely disciplined” her kids, “by beating them with belts and pinching them, resulting in bruises and cuts that have bled in the past, and that the mother had hit Jaiyon with her hands and sandal, making him bleed and scratched and pinched Jaiyana, causing scratches on her right arm.” In addition to injuries (such as bloody noses and scratches), the children reportedly expressed fear of the mother and did not wish to return home with her.
Finding no irregularity with the testimony or evidence, the AD1 left the outcome undisturbed.
No neglecting that.
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