An El Paso woman says she was almost beaten to death by her son and is now forced to pay for his defense.
"This time he almost killed me," Fuller said.
She somberly recounted the period when her son transformed into someone she no longer recognizes.
"He started to get angry and defiant and wouldn't follow through with chores," she said.
Until his defiance turned violent.
"He kicked some holes in walls, threw a crutch at his brother's head," she said.
One day Fuller asked her son to clean his room; it's the same day she says her son became her attacker.
"He picked me up and threw me across the room, I suffered multiple concussions."
Police came to the house and arrested him but since Fuller is the primary guardian and her son is a juvenile, not only does she get stuck with the bruises - but also the bills.
"The courts had ordered me to pay all of his detention fees, child support, and all of his other probationary fees," Fuller said.
"Really what's an inequity in the law," said El Paso State Representative Joe Moody said the law requiring the parents of juveniles to cover the fees incurred during and after the crime doesn't reflect parent-child abuse cases.
"What we need to do is look at this law and when you have a situation like this to make sure the victim is not victimized again based on the way the law is written," he said.
"I am terrified of my son, because he's made blatant comments, 'I wish you would die," Fuller said.
Fuller recently remarried and moved, hoping a fresh start will help erase some of the pain that she's too afraid to show.
Fuller says her son plead guilty to the charges.
She went to court Wednesday hoping she could tell a judge that she can't afford her son's fees because of her own medical bills piling up. But that hearing was postponed until August 11th.