DEWEY, Okla. - A Dewey woman who testified last month in a hearing for three accused in the February death of a Dewey child was herself arrested last week on a charge of child abuse.
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Twenty-five-year-old Danielle Marie Patterson entered a plea of guilty in court Friday for a charge of domestic abuse - assault and battery after she allegedly struck her 4-year-old son in the face with a rolled up magazine.
According to police, a child welfare worker on Thursday called them to his school where they found him with a inch-long cut above his right eye from his eye-lid to the bridge of his nose and a bruise and swelling below the same eye.
When police spoke with Patterson, the boy's mother, she reportedly told them she had struck him with a magazine because he was “making mouth noises” – sounds she described as clicks made with the tongue.
She said her son began bleeding from the cut above his eye after she struck him.
The judge set her bond at $1,000 and ordered her to return Dec. 12 for sentencing.
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