FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A South Florida mother was arrested last month, accused of beating her daughter so severely she had to be hospitalized.
The child is now on life support at Broward Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, unable to breathe on her own.
Twenty-year-old Keisha Jackson showed no emotion when the extreme critical condition of her young daughter was read to her in court Friday.
Jackson was charged with child abuse and neglect. She said she beat her daughter as punishment for soiling herself.
Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the woman admitted to biting her daughter, beating her with a belt, slapping her and then shoving her into a wall inside their Pompano Beach duplex, causing the little girl to hit her head and fall limp to the floor.
Investigators said she waited two hours before taking her unconscious daughter to the hospital.
The Jacksons split their duplex with Mike Russ, who told Local 10's Rob Schmitt he was listening as the incident happened last month.
"I heard some kids crying, screaming, howling from next door," he said. "I thought I heard some pretty continuous smacking, consistently for me to think to myself, 'Am I hearing what I'm hearing?'"
A toddler soiling themselves! The HORROR of it all! And as for Mr.Russ, thinking is something I'm sure you have a hard time with,as the brain you have clearly doesn't work.