It happened on Sunday when the boys’ teenage sister came home and found them injured and crying. When she asked what happened, they informed her that their mother, 36-year-old Sascha Collins, had beat the crap out of them.
The reason for the beating? The boys, ages 7 and 9, had apparently opened their Christmas presents early after finding them stashed in their mother’s closet. The boys’ sister got them out of the house and called police.
The boys told responding officers that Collins hit them with a belt buckle, threw them against a wall and bit one of them. Police noted that both boys were suffering injuries that corroborated their story.
The sister told police that her mother was an alcoholic who snorts Hydrocodone. She also added that when her mother gets mad that she repeatedly calls one of the boys, who is mentally disabled, retarded.
During her interview with police, Collins called her children “disrespectful and out of control” and knew that during this recent spanking that she “went overboard.” She said she didn’t remember everything she did because she “just lost it.”
Collins was arrested and charged with domestic battery with bodily injury to a person under 14 and domestic battery to a disabled person with bodily injury. She was placed in the Hancock County Jail with a pretrial conference scheduled for February 15th.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I was a kid, searching for your hidden Christmas presents was as fun as getting the damn things.Tags: Assault, Beating, Child Abuse, Christmas, Crime, presents, Sascha Collins