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Police Say Mom Forced Son to Kill Pet

Police Say Mom Forced Son to Kill Pet

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Associated Press

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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Sheriff Steve Whitlock said 38-year-old Lynn Middlebrooks Geter of Warm Springs faces one charge each of animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery.

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

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    Lilly_C

    about 4 years ago

    1080 Comments

    Wow what a horrible parent!!

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    uncledennis1

    about 4 years ago

    23130 Comments

    Remove the child from this nut case. I hope it does not scar the child and he gets the necessary help to deal with this.

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    Gombino

    about 4 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Hey Ms. Geter...I have a hammer. Come visit sometime.

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    JP503

    about 4 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Some people should not be parents.

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    Jonas

    about 4 years ago

    41200 Comments

    Psycho is right RONRJ26. This poor 12 year old will have to live with this memory for the rest of his life. What if had done something worse than get bad grades. Would she have had him kill one of his siblings or friends?

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    jepps309

    about 4 years ago

    490 Comments

    That is so messed up...

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    RONRJ26

    about 4 years ago

    64 Comments

    What a psycho. I can only imagine what that does to a kid.

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    gumby63857

    about 4 years ago

    2238 Comments

    OMG that's disgusting! How horrible poor kid and poor hamster. That woman is inhuman....God that makes me ill....

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