South Carolina mom beats son, 6, for making his grandmother a Mother’s Day card

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Shontrell Murphy (Spartanburg County Detention Center)

Shontrell Murphy, 30, was fighting mad. Today, she’s facing a child cruelty charge in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The irate mother was arrested for hitting her son multiple times on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Her son, 6, was slapped on the front, side and back of his head, repeatedly. According to his sister, Murphy became angry when she learned the boy made a Mother’s Day card for his grandmother and not her. She tore it up and the head-slapping commenced. He was hit in the head,“really hard a few times.”

Spartanburg Police Department officers say they saw a handwritten card torn to pieces at the scene where the grandmother was there with the two children.

In the police report, Murphy says she “does not believe it was in a hard or violent manner” and when she was asked why she beat him, the mother says “because I could.”

The 6-year-old was taken to the hospital for evaluation. He was released because there was no trauma detected.

The children reportedly told the police their mother hits them all the time in a violent manner and they are afraid of her. Murphy told police the boy had behavioral problems in school and she wants to discipline him.

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16 Comments
  1. when you this ugly, its ovious your gonna want to kill someone . why not her dam self , if i had to look in the mirror at that alien form face and them devil like eyes i would , just saying “”” i mean they better take them kids away from her for good cause she will kill one ofthem or injure them so severly.. its happen countless time . .thats a sign of hate she did . she hate those kids . . children should not live in fear cps do the right thing

    1. @Had Enough. Aren’t you suppose to be in heat? You did say you were the prize winning sow… five years running correct? I’m not understanding, how you have so much time to post comments. Especially when you said this month is your designated breeding time.

  2. This is sad! Obviously he gets more maternal love from Grandma, hence his decision to make her a card. She should have the kids taken away and if grandma wants them then awarded full custody.

  3. This was horrible. What a mean mom. Maybe now they will ve safe somewhere else hopefully. Sounds like she had serious issues and way too much anger…

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