Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card

Bryan Strickland
May 15, 2017

Investigators said the boy's sister told them their mother was upset because the Mother's Day card her brother made wasn't for her.

Shontrell Murphy, 30, was charged after she admitted to hitting her son, the New York Daily News reported on Saturday. WSPA reports the boy is 6 years old.

Cops were called to Murphy's house in Spartansurg, S.C., and found the grandmother and her grandson, who was crying, local Fox affiliate WBRC reported.

The report says the boy's sister told police that Shontrell Murphy hit the boy "really hard a few times" because of the card.

When the grandmother was asked why Murphy had struck the child most recently, she reportedly said, "because she could", per WSPA.

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Murphy supposedly told deputies she disciplined her son because he was misbehaving at school and that she didn't strike her son in a "hard or in a violent manner". Officers discovered a torn Mother's Day card at the scene, according to the WBRC report.

The boy was taken to the hospital and was later released after a nurse did not find signs of trauma to his head.

The victim told officers that his head hurt and he was sad. She is being held at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

Murphy is charged with cruelty to children. The irate mother was arrested for hitting her son multiple times on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

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