Police Say Mom Forced Son to Kill Pet
January 22, 2010
WARM SRPINGS, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia woman is in jail after police say she forced her son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer as punishment for bad grades.
The sheriff of rural Meriwether County told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday that the 12-year-old boy told his teacher about the killing. The teacher reported it to the Division of Family and Child Services, who contacted police.
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The sheriff’s office said she remained in the Meriwether County jail early Friday. It was not immediately known if she had a lawyer.
Meriwether County is located about 90 minutes southwest of Atlanta.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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