http://www.bradenton.com/news/breaki...y/1535180.htmlA 57-year-old great-grandmother has been arrested on a charge of child abuse after authorities say she struck her great-granddaughter with a electric cable, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
Deputies arrested Theresa Wilkerson afterthe child called 911 after leaving their house, the sheriff’s report said.
The girl, whose age was not listed, said her great-grandmother struck her with the cord after she got into an argument with another boy over a broken Ipod. Wilkerson told deputies she hit the girl because “she disrespected her,” the sheriff’s report said.
Deputies found the girl with a three-inch long red mark on her forehead and cut on her forearm, the sheriff’s report said. When asked if Wilkerson knew she had hurt the child, she replied:
“No. If I wanted to hurt her, I would have hit her harder. But I didn’t. I just wanted her to stop yelling at me because I am her elder.”
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article...hild-s-beatingAccording to the report, Wilkerson struck the child twice in a chopping motion.
Wilkerson works for the Shining Light Church of God in Christ in Palmetto.