July 01, 2010

Sherri Mazzola - Charged With Beating Son With Horse Whip After He Failed To Clean A Bathroom Within 5 Minutes

Las Cruces, New Mexico (The Weekly Vice) - Sherri Mazzola, a 38-year-old New Mexico woman, was arrested Monday after she allegedly horse whipped her 13-year-old son because he didn't clean a bathroom in five minutes.

According to the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office, alert neighbors questioned a 13-year-old boy after noticing a bruise on his face.

Although the boy initially told neighbors he had been injured after falling off of his bike, he later admitted that his mother had beaten him with a horse whip, a broom and the plastic top of a spray can after he failed to clean the bathroom within five minutes.

Investigators say the boy sustained welts to his buttocks, legs and back in addition to a cut on his forehead caused by the spray can cap. The abuse reportedly continued over a two day period following the incident with the bathroom.

Neighbors described the boy as a good kid who did yard work for many of the nearby residents.

Mazzola was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a charge of 3rd-degree intentional child abuse. She was released after posting an undisclosed bond amount.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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