http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/bro...,6765150.storyJohn Burroughs says he was outdoors installing a gate when he saw a 17-year-old boy approaching him and screaming, "Hey mister! Could you help? My momma is trying to kill me!"
Burroughs said he dialed 911 after seeing the boy's mother armed with a butcher knife. "She told me herself to call 911," Burroughs said. "I guess I was there at the right time."
The boy's mother, Sheronda Hall Roselva, 50, was arrested Sunday on one count of aggravated child abuse, according to a Lauderhill police report.
The teenager said he was asleep in his bedroom about 11:30 a.m., when his mother came in and attacked him with a bat, police said. He estimated that she struck him with the bat about 30 times, according to a police report. She then left the boy's bedroom and came back with a knife, police said. She told her son, "I have to kill you," police said.
The boy deflected his mother's attack by grabbing her arm and ran outside the house, police said.
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/M...169185356.htmlWhen officers got to the home, they found Roselva sitting outside with the bat and knife next to her, police said.
"I wanted to kill my son because I cannot take care of him and I don’t want him to suffer," Roselva spontaneously told the officers, officials said.
The teen, suffered a small laceration and bruises to the back of his head, was treated and released at Plantation General Hospital.
Broward Circuit Judge John Hurley found probable cause for child cruelty and set Roselva's bond at $50,000 in court on Monday.
Recounting the allegations against Roselva, he said he was concerned "with the level of violence and basically the threat to kill your son."
A public defender said that Roselva, a lifelong resident of South Florida, is unemployed.
Hurley ordered that if Roselva does post bond she will be monitored with a GPS device, and told her to have no contact with her son.