March 05, 2012

Dilcia Melendez - Jailed After Tearing Out Toddler Daughter's Hair, Beating Son With Broom Stick

Houston, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Dilcia Melendez, a 32-year-old Texas woman was jailed after she allegedly tore out her toddler daughter's hair and beat her son with a broom stick.

According to police, an investigation was launched back in February after a witness called police to report that a mother had abused her two small children.

Investigators say Melendez reportedly struck her 4-year-old son repeatedly with a broom stick. She then allegedly pulled chunks of hair from her 3-year-old daughter's scalp. The child was later seen to missing a noticeable amount of hair following the assault.

Melendez also allegedly struck both children repeatedly with a phone cord on more than one occasion according to the arrest report.

She was booked into the Harris County Jail and charged with two counts of felony injury to a child. She is being held on $70,000 bond.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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